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Medicare Opening Up Telehealth Options for ACOs

By jody sparkes on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 in ACOs, CMS, Medicare, Telehealth, Telehealth Policy. No Comments

For many years, Medicare-funded telehealth was exclusively available only to rural patients in Health Provider Shortage Areas or “HSPAs”. With nearly 80% of the Medicare population living in urban areas, this left many beneficiaries unable to take full advantage of the telehealth’s benefits. However, faced with increased lobbying efforts from the American Telemedicine Association (over Read the full article…


Using Telehealth to Reduce Hospital Readmissions in the Medicare Population

By jody sparkes on Sunday, August 30th, 2015 in CMS, Hospital Readmissions, Telehealth. No Comments

Using telehealth to reduce hospital readmissions As the number of Americans enrolling in Medicare continues to increase each year, the need to evaluate and control the expense of health care rises proportionally. A recent study published by Population Health Management (Population Health Management 2013; 16:310–316) has demonstrated the effectiveness of telephonic intervention for reducing hospital Read the full article…