Navigation Links
ATA Thankful for Proposed Telehealth Expansions in Medicare
Date:11/30/2013

Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 30, 2013

Medicare beneficiaries received good news on the eve of Thanksgiving as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved several changes expanding coverage of telehealth services starting January 2014. The new policies were established in response to proposals by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and several of the association’s members last year. They include:

•Expanding the geographic areas where telehealth service can be provided into the fringes of metropolitan areas;

•Adding coverage for transitional care management services (CPT codes 99495 and 99496) and making explicit that coverage includes the Evaluation and Management portion of these services;

•Adding coverage for chronic care services (CPT codes 99487-99489) for patients with multiple chronic conditions that are expected to last at least 12 months or until the death of the patient, and that place the patient at significant risk of death, acute exacerbation/decompensation, or functional decline; and

•Slightly increasing the fee for originating (patient) sites to $24.63 from $24.43

"The proposed new rules, while incremental, represent another step toward integrating the use of telecommunications technology into the delivery of healthcare," said Jonathan D. Linkous, chief executive officer of ATA. "ATA encourages CMS to finalize these changes."

The proposed changes can be found at http://www.ofr.gov/OFRUpload/OFRData/2013-28696_PI.pdf. The telehealth section may be found on pages 536-557 and for chronic care management, pages 589-632.

About the American Telemedicine Association
The American Telemedicine Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is the leading resource for the delivery of healthcare using telecommunications technologies. ATA and its diverse membership of medical institutions, professionals and healthcare and technology companies work together to guide the use of telemedicine to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.americantelemed.org.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11381338.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Proposed testosterone testing of some female olympians challenged by Stanford scientists
2. Proposed drug may reverse Huntingtons disease symptoms
3. The hidden disorder: Unique treatment proposed for childrens neurological disorder
4. Cause of Chronic Sinusitis Announced; New Actions Proposed by Hydro Med Inc
5. d’Oliveira & Associates Responds to Proposed Legislation That Would Excuse Negligent Doctors’ Admissions From Medical Malpractice Claims
6. Proposed Medicare Essential plan estimated to save $180 billion over 10 years
7. Tenzing Group New Firm Provides Strategic Advice to Mobile Medical Application StartUps on Proposed FDA Regulation
8. New FDA Proposed Tanning Bed Regulations Push For Improved Warnings During National Skin Cancer Awareness Month
9. Warning images for cigarette packs proposed by Europe do not make enough emotional impact
10. Stryker Hip Replacement Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Upcoming Oral Arguments for Proposed Stryker Hip Recall Multidistrict Litigation
11. Louisiana Shelves Proposed Tax Hike On Cigarettes, But Local Insurance Agents At Cunningham Financial Group Offer Advice For Quitting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... the healthcare industry, made the 2017 Inc. 5000 with a three-year sales ... the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and comprises the most comprehensive look at America’s ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... proud to announce a new blog archive organized month-by-month. The new rotation of archived ... treatments. Local Bay Area residents searching information about hair transplantation can review details online ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... AREA, CA (PRWEB) , ... August 22, 2017 ... ... an accessible luxurious collection of unique masks and serums that perfectly fuse the ... skin care advancements, at the 2017 Indie Beauty Expo on August 23rd & ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... ... of the past six years, Lightning Labels has sent out a call for users of ... variety and creativity of their designs. Submissions this year were open from May 18 to ... announce the winners of the sixth annual Photo Contest, along with the prizes they've received:, ...
(Date:8/22/2017)... ... , ... “Wilderness Voices”: a collection of poetry inspired by life on a ... of published author, Martha McKown, an ordained United Methodist minister with graduate degrees in ... when her older sisters studied High School literature. She loved the early English ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, ... healthcare, today announced that its Board of Directors has approved ... the third quarter of 2017. ... paid on or about October 27, 2017 to stockholders of ... 2017.  Future declarations of dividends are subject to approval of ...
(Date:8/7/2017)...  Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... all known U.S. mesh product liability claims and that ... remaining U.S. claims at reasonable values. Under the agreements, ... quarter of 2017 and continuing through the fourth quarter ... results, the Company intends to increase its mesh product ...
(Date:8/3/2017)... 2017  Opioid addiction and other drugs of abuse, ... and threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly as ... that support them, met this week. This according to ... drugs of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney injury were ... 69th meeting in San Diego, CA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: