CMS Updates Medicare Benefit Policy Manual for Home Health Agencies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently released Transmittal 265/Change Request (CR) 11577 Manual Updates Related to Calendar Year (CY) 2020 Home Health Payment Policy Changes, Maintenance Therapy, and Remote Patient Monitoring This CR updates the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, (Publication 100-02), Chapter 7, to reflect policy changes finalized in the CY 2019 and…

New Telehealth Bills Emphasize Insurance Coverage, Remote Patient Monitoring

Legislation to advance telehealth payer coverage and include remote patient monitoring platforms is ¬†advancing in several statehouses across the country. The Center for Connected Health Policy finds around 90 bills in state legislatures, at this time, addressing telehealth issues ranging from Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, to private payer reimbursement, pilot projects, licensing, and more. In…