Telehealth from home to be added to Medicare Advantage plan's benefits under new rule

Telehealth from home to be added to Medicare Advantage plan’s benefits under new rule

Proposed changes issued today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would allow Medicare Advantage insurers to be reimbursed for additional telehealth services, a benefit not available through traditional fee-for-service Medicare. Under the proposed rule, Medicare Advantage enrollees can receive telehealth services from their homes, rather than from a healthcare facility. MA plans have […]

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech about lowering prescription drug prices from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018.

Trump says Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs to end rigged system

Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech about lowering prescription drug prices from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2018. President Donald Trump said Medicare will start negotiating drug prices to bring costs in line for […]

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

CMS proposes changes to Medicare ACO program that boost telehealth, ease EHR requirements

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Thursday proposed overhauling the Accountable Care Organization program in a number of ways related to EHRs and risk-based payment models.  On the technology front, and as part of the Administration’s broader MyHealthEData initiative, the new proposed rule would advance interoperability and give patients more control of their […]