Tag: telemedicine

Q&A: Providing alternatives to telemedicine

Q: Telemedicine may not be the best fit for all patients. How can case managers help facilitate in-person visits for those patients that cannot engage in telemedicine visits? A: If both in-person and telemedicine visits are available, it may be helpful to communicate with the providers to help educate patients on which might be more […]

CMS releases SNF Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

Today, CMS is issuing an electronic toolkit regarding telehealth and telemedicine for Long Term Care Nursing Home Facilities.  CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. This document contains electronic links to reliable sources […]

Poll shows majority of Americans over age 40 comfortable with telemedicine

Nearly 9 in 10 adults 40 and older would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or a loved one, according to the 2018 Long-Term Care Trend poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll includes 1,945 interviews. It found that among adults age 40 and […]

Telehealth bill urges CMS to remove roadblocks, expand telemedicine in Medicare

After a bill to expand telehealth in Medicare first introduced in 2016 made little headway on Capitol Hill, determined legislators are seeking a new way in, by introducing several telemedicine bills aimed at different areas of Medicare, with a goal to get at least one passed. The Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act of 2017 was revealed […]

SNFs can celebrate rural healthcare technology bill

After months of waiting, SNFs can now celebrate the passage of Rural Healthcare Connectivity Act of 2015.The bill passed the full Senate vote on June 7, 2016, which has been in the congressional pipeline since 2012. The measure will help rural SNFs gain funds for better technology, which will increase access to telemedicine and utilization […]