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National Telehealth Takedown Highlights Opportunity for Providers to Enhance Compliance Efforts


By , , , , , and on Oct 19, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

The US Department of Justice and the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General recently announced a significant healthcare fraud takedown involving $4.5 billion in allegedly false and fraudulent claims involving telehealth. The allegations involved telehealth executives paying healthcare providers to order unnecessary items and services, as well as payments from...

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Digital Health at Scale: The Payor Perspective


By , and on Aug 20, 2020
Posted In Telehealth, Uncategorized

The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed efforts by health insurers to expand reimbursement for telehealth services and digital health tools, and develop and invest in their own digital health technology. Health insurers, who increasingly play a hybrid role of payor, innovator and provider, have a vested interest in helping consumers manage chronic diseases and engage in...

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CMS Takes a Preliminary Step to Make Certain COVID-19 Waivers Permanent


By , , , and on Aug 14, 2020
Posted In Telehealth, Uncategorized

On August 4, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to update its payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for calendar year 2021. The proposed rule was issued in tandem with a presidential executive order, which directed the Secretary of the US Department of Health and...

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Preparing Your Data for a Post-COVID-19 World


By , , and on Jul 30, 2020
Posted In Big Data, Data Transfers/Safe Harbor/Privacy Shield

The US healthcare system’s data infrastructure needs an overhaul to prepare for future health crises, streamline patient care, improve data sharing and accessibility among patients, providers and government entities, and move toward the delivery of coordinated care. With insights from leaders from Arcadia, Validic and McDermott, we recently discussed key analyses and updates on the...

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Digital Delivery of Healthcare Services After COVID-19


By , and on Jul 22, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

The idea of keeping people healthy at home has become more relevant than ever during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The expansion of telemedicine during the pandemic is expected to serve as a catalyst that will permanently change the way providers deliver care and patients engage with their health. Joined by leaders from Cricket Health,...

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$200 Million of Funding for COVID-19 Telehealth Program


By , , , and on Apr 14, 2020
Posted In Telehealth

On April 2, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched the $200 million Coronavirus (COVID-19) Telehealth Program contemplated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The Telehealth Program is distinguishable from the broader Connected Care Pilot Program, which will make an additional $100 million in federal universal service funds available for telehealth...

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New Laws Expand Telehealth in California


By , and on Nov 1, 2019
Posted In Telehealth

California Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed into law two bills that expand the delivery of telehealth services in the state. In particular, the legislation: Permits providers to prescribe medications without a synchronous interaction Requires payment parity of telehealth services under commercial plans Loosens restrictions on Medicaid coverage of store-and-forward services. California healthcare providers and commercial...

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