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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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January 16, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

The New Year is off to a good start for those involved in telehealth as changes to the Medicare Fee-For-Service program will bring expanded services to beneficiaries needing care related to stroke, End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders.

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January 4, 2019
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

CMS has published several proposed and final rules regarding the reimbursement of telehealth services that will have a major impact on providers and beneficiaries. This blog will discuss some of the major changes to Medicare FFS, effective January 1, 2019. Proposed changes to Medicare Advantage will be discussed in a later blog.

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December 21, 2018
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

This blog discusses opportunities to expand telehealth services for Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries if policies and regulations limiting payment were further revised.

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December 11, 2018
By: Michael Gomes, CEO, ClearHealth Quality Institute

A new report titled “Information on Medicare Telehealth” from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shows relatively large growth in the use of telehealth services among Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries from 2014-2016. Yet, overall adoption remains low: Only a tiny fraction of the total Medicare FFS population currently uses telehealth.

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