CHRONIC Care Act

Bipartisan Senate bill would loosen Medicare’s telemedicine restrictions | Modern Healthcare | 10/31/2019

… Miss.). The Senate telehealth working group first introduced the bill in 2016. A number of the legislation’s provisions have since been signed into law or adopted by the CMS, including as components of the CHRONIC Care Act , a piece of legislation that passed in a congressional budget deal last year. Improved access to telemedicine, according to the bill’s co-sponsors, will help to cut costs for patients and providers and …

GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine | PR Newswire | 9/24/2019

… filling care gaps for rural, aging and underprivileged populations Why Millennial and Generation Z patients are disrupting existing care delivery models and demanding virtual care How Medicare telehealth policies, the 21st Century Cures Act, CHRONIC Care Act , and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare Best practices for telehealth adoption and stakeholder buy-in A forecast for telemedicine through 2022 The webinar is partially based on GlobalMed’s new eBook …

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Why supplemental benefits in MA mark a ‘turning point’ for Medicare policy | FierceHealthcare | 7/26/2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized in April its plan to allow MA plans to cover certain supplemental benefits for targeted social determinants like air quality and food. The CHRONIC Care Act , which was passed in 2017, also expanded those options . Chernof said that using these early supplemental benefit options effectively paves the way for further discussions on which should potentially be elevated to a permanent benefit and …

Global Healthcare Mobility Solutions Market 2019-2024 by Product & Service, Application, End-user and Geography - ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business Wire | 6/25/2019

… the Patient care management segment. Patient care management involves utilization management, case management, disease management, absence management, nursing, and advocacy services. Individuals with chronic disease conditions account for the majority of healthcare expenditures. The CHRONIC Care Act February 2018, encourages the use of flexible new tools (telehealth) to better manage care for individuals. As per CMS 2015 to 2016 data the Chronic Care Management (CCM) benefited patients, providers, and payers …

Aetna Partnership Gives Access to At-Home Caregiver Services | HealthPayer Intelligence | 6/24/2019

… more resources about caregiving. Both members and their caregivers are looking for in-home caregiver solutions. Government programs are beginning to recognize this as well. As mentioned in a Commonwealth Fund study , under the CHRONIC Care Act , Medicare Advantage enrollees with one or more comorbid and complex chronic conditions will be able to receive in-home care, transportation, and other forms of aid aside from medical and financial help. The …

When it comes to longevity, social factors play a bigger role than healthcare: study | FierceHealthcare | 5/21/2019

… than medicine. That may require other programs that address the social and behavioral determinants of health.” There are a few steps being taken by policymakers to try and swing the pendulum such as the Chronic Care Act —legislation that allows Medicare Advantage plans to cover interventions beyond those considered traditional healthcare, such as bathroom grab bars or wheelchair ramps or additions to homes to make them safer. RELATED: Telehealth expansion …

Here’s Why Nutrisystem Is a Healthy Investment for Tivity Health - TheStreet | 5/14/2019

… manage their weight, but we also have a quintessential opportunity to tailgate off of two very significant legislative changes.” He cited changes in legislation regarding the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Chronic Care Act as two key tailwinds for the newly combined business. Related. Union Pacific CEO: Tariffs and Trade Biggest Threat to Economic Expansion “CMS is now going to reimburse up to four weeks of food …

CMS invites states to test new dual-eligible care models | Modern Healthcare | 4/24/2019

… and administrative inefficiencies and programmatic burdens for all.” The invitation to state Medicaid agencies is part of the CMS’ broader commitment to improve care for dual-eligibles , which was prompted in part by the Chronic Care Act that was passed as part of the budget act of 2018. The CMS is starting to implement the budget act’s requirements, including addressing low integration in dual-eligible special needs plans, or D …

CHRONIC Care Act could make it into funding bill - POLITICO | 1/31/2018

athurallen202 ) and Darius Tahir ( @DariusTahir ) CHRONIC CARE ACT COULD MAKE IT INTO FUNDING BILL: The House version of a continuing resolution to keep the government open past Thursday could include the CHRONIC Care Act, which could make it easier for Medicare Advantage enrollees to pay for telehealth services. The CHRONIC Care Act would also expand the use of telehealth for treating and diagnosing strokes, especially in cases where immediate virtual …

Medicaid

Let’s Be Very Clear: Medicare for All Is Not Socialism | 11/17/2019

… of private insurance into “Medicare Advantage for All,” including employer-sponsored plans, those insured through Affordable Care Act Exchanges, and Medicaid, which already consists predominantly of private managed-care plans. CMS (the Centers for Medicare … by nearly $30 billion over the previous three years alone. Chronic Care Act of 2018 Get our best delivered to your inbox. At first glance seeming to aid the chronically ill, the proposed Chronic Care …

Telemedicine could keep older patients out of the hospital. So why hasn’t it taken off? - POLITICO | 8/20/2019

… Healthcare Excellence & Innovation. He cited a host of reasons: Varying reimbursement policies depending on whether elder patients are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, both, or private insurance; providers and payers not fully embracing value-based care … There are efforts in Washington to fix payment barriers. The Chronic Care Act —part of the 2018 budget agreement—expanded Medicare payments for the virtual treatment of certain conditions such as stroke and end-stage …

Telehealth

Bipartisan Senate bill would loosen Medicare’s telemedicine restrictions | Modern Healthcare | 10/31/2019

… their own homes, as well as allow the HHS secretary to waive telemedicine restrictions during national and public health emergencies. “Telehealth is the future of healthcare,” co-sponsor Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) said in … or adopted by the CMS, including as components of the CHRONIC Care Act, a piece of legislation that passed in a congressional budget deal last year. Improved access to telemedicine, according to the bill’s co …

GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine | PR Newswire | 9/24/2019

telehealth policies, the 21st Century Cures Act, CHRONIC Care Act, and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare Best practices for telehealth adoption and stakeholder buy-in A forecast for telemedicine through 2022 The webinar is partially based on GlobalMed’s new eBook titled, Why Telemedicine, Why Now? The eBook explains how telemedicine is dissolving barriers to responsible, cost-effective healthcare, particularly in chronic disease management. In addition to guidelines …

Medicare

Bipartisan Senate bill would loosen Medicare’s telemedicine restrictions | Modern Healthcare | 10/31/2019

Print A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced a bill designed to expand telemedicine services through Medicare benefits. The bill , called the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies—or CONNECT—for … or adopted by the CMS, including as components of the CHRONIC Care Act, a piece of legislation that passed in a congressional budget deal last year. Improved access to telemedicine, according to the bill’s co …

GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine | PR Newswire | 9/24/2019

Medicare telehealth policies, the 21st Century Cures Act, CHRONIC Care Act, and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare Best practices for telehealth adoption and stakeholder buy-in A forecast for telemedicine through 2022 The webinar is partially based on GlobalMed’s new eBook titled, Why Telemedicine, Why Now? The eBook explains how telemedicine is dissolving barriers to responsible, cost-effective healthcare, particularly in chronic disease management. In addition to …

Mental Health

Bipartisan Senate bill would loosen Medicare’s telemedicine restrictions | Modern Healthcare | 10/31/2019

… Act of 2019, would loosen some of Medicare’s restrictions on geographic and originating sites for patients seeking telemedicine services for mental health and emergency medical care. The proposal would require a study to explore how … or adopted by the CMS, including as components of the CHRONIC Care Act, a piece of legislation that passed in a congressional budget deal last year. Improved access to telemedicine, according to the bill’s co …

GlobalMed and Answers Media Network Host Webinar on Urgent Need for Telemedicine | PR Newswire | 9/24/2019

… CHRONIC Care Act, and Mental Health Telemedicine Expansion Act are changing healthcare Best practices for telehealth adoption and stakeholder buy-in A forecast for telemedicine through 2022 The webinar is partially based on GlobalMed’s new eBook titled, Why Telemedicine, Why Now? The eBook explains how telemedicine is dissolving barriers to responsible, cost-effective healthcare, particularly in chronic disease management. In addition to guidelines for launching virtual care programs, the eBook …

MACRA

New year, new rules - POLITICO | 12/16/2017

… FDA’s authority over software in a previous Congress. But his influence wasn’t limited there. More recently, he also pushed the CHRONIC Care Act ( S. 870 (115) ), which expanded telehealth reimbursement. Who will replace Hatch atop … comments: CHIME is appreciative of CMS’s efforts on the final MACRA rule, but still has a few critiques it’d like to share with the agency. Among other complaints — alternative payment models too complicated, clinical measures …

Further developments in Soon-Shiong - POLITICO | 11/3/2017

… two states require daily data submission, though some large states — like California and Pennsylvania — have only a three-day requirement. MACRA, BY THE NUMBERS: Now that the dust has started to settle from the flurry … and the change was included in the Senate Finance Committee’s CHRONIC Care Act, S. 870 (115) . More from the meeting for Pros. CHANGES AT MEDPAC: Mark Miller is leaving his post as MedPAC’s executive director …

Digital Health

Drug pricing comes to EHRs - POLITICO | 11/7/2017

… those apps actually preformed, just that they were studied. The full report for Pros. ODDS AND ENDS: The FDA’s streamlined digital health review program will extend to low-risk direct-to-consumer genetic risk tests … year Medicare legislation. The group mentions the Senate Finance Committee’s CHRONIC Care Act ( S. 870 (115) ) and the House bills on Medicare Advantage ( H.R. 3727 (115) ) and tele-stroke (hr3164). Congress is expected to act …

Further developments in Soon-Shiong - POLITICO | 11/3/2017

… story . REMOTE MONITORING IN A FEE-FOR-SERVICE WORLD: A health economist might say providers need incentives to use the digital health tools that might be more efficient but ultimately net them less money from … and the change was included in the Senate Finance Committee’s CHRONIC Care Act, S. 870 (115) . More from the meeting for Pros. CHANGES AT MEDPAC: Mark Miller is leaving his post as MedPAC’s executive director …

Prescription Drug Monitoring

Drug pricing comes to EHRs - POLITICO | 11/7/2017

… in an interview with Indianapolis radio station WIBC. At the state level, Merritt has been active on opioids policy — including prescription drug monitoring programs. This year, the governor signed a Merritt bill requiring the entry … year Medicare legislation. The group mentions the Senate Finance Committee’s CHRONIC Care Act ( S. 870 (115) ) and the House bills on Medicare Advantage ( H.R. 3727 (115) ) and tele-stroke (hr3164). Congress is expected to act …

Further developments in Soon-Shiong - POLITICO | 11/3/2017

… Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick ’s MONITOR Act ( H.R. 4236 (115) ) would take a tougher stance on the inter-state sharing of prescription drug monitoring program data along with requiring pharmacies to update them. Under the bill … and the change was included in the Senate Finance Committee’s CHRONIC Care Act, S. 870 (115) . More from the meeting for Pros. CHANGES AT MEDPAC: Mark Miller is leaving his post as MedPAC’s executive director …