Blog

September 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Many telehealth advocates have been pleased with the recent news from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) about new payment codes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring (RPM). While we applaud this progress there are many more aspects of the expanding field of telemedicine that need to be addressed in tandem in order to ensure this momentum continues.

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CMS
patient outcomes
reimbursement
remote patient monitoring (RPM)
telemedicine
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August 26, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

The 116th Congress is trying to make telehealth services for mental health conditions more widely accessible to Medicare beneficiaries, building on recent policy changes made by the Department of Health and Human Services Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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mental health
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August 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

The rise in adoption of telemedicine has generated an increased focus on the technology, its benefits, its challenges, and its outcomes. However, a number of stakeholders continue to be skeptical about the value of telemedicine in terms of its ability to produce clinical and financial outcomes equal to, or better than, face-to-face provider/patient encounters.

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patient outcomes
telemedicine
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July 30, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

Although the concept of parity is straightforward in the abstract, it has proven to be extremely challenging for multiple state and federal regulators to develop and consistently apply a clear methodology for comparing all functions of modern managed care organizations. This is where accreditation can help.

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Mental Health Parity
MHPAEA
ParityManager
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July 9, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

CHQI is not the only organization to turn its focus towards the importance of measuring telemedicine outcomes – the industry as a whole echoes our sentiment.

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ATA
CTeL
patient outcomes
telemedicine
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