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Telehealth laws inhibit widespread use in Medicare population, CMS says

Dive Brief: Restrictions on where Medicare patients can receive telehealth services are limiting use of the technology, CMS said in a report last week to Congress. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, CMS is required to report to Congress on Medicare beneficiaries’ telehealth use. In 2016, nearly 90,000 Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries used slightly more than 275,000… Read More »

MA plans could use more telehealth services under proposed rule

Dive Brief: CMS proposed a rule Friday that would allow Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to cover additional telehealth benefits starting in 2020. Specifically, Medicare plans will have more leeway on telehealth payments “to meet the needs of their enrollees,” CMS said. The agency’s proposal would also update the methodology for calculating star ratings. The… Read More »