Federal Government Authorizes Telehealth Waiver Pilots for Medicare Value-Based Care

February 26, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Recent policy changes by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been designed to make telehealth services more broadly available to Medicare beneficiaries. The changes follow a Congressionally-mandated report highlighting how reimbursement restrictions limit telehealth use, and so requirements have been relaxed for the Medicare Fee-For-Service effective January 1, 2019. Policy changes are pending for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, effective for the 2020 plan year.

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February 19, 2019

ClearHealth Quality Institute has identified Emily Wein and Alan Einhorn, both of counsels to Foley & Lardner LLP, as Recognized Consultants. The CHQI Recognized Consultant Program trains third-parties to assist organizations, such as telemedicine and digital health companies, interested in pursuing CHQI accreditation.

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February 12, 2019

Some states have involved mental health advocates in creating policies around mental health parity, and gotten more effective enforcement. The last in our series on mental health parity laws and enforcement in North Carolina, and beyond. In 2018, the national advocacy project, Parity Track, gave North Carolina an “F” on how well its statutes guarantee that people […]

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February 7, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

New telehealth benefits will be available for Medicare Advantage (MA) members if a proposed rule published November 1, 2018 by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) becomes final, as expected. The rule implements provisions of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, effective for plan year 2020.

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February 7, 2019

The proliferation of telemedicine companies and their array of products and services necessitates a national, standardized means of assuring quality, patient safety, and competent care. By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute The growth of telemedicine has been nothing short of explosive and that trend is expected to continue, even accelerate, worldwide. As one might […]

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