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March 23, 2020

CMS provides reporting exemptions for Medicare payment programs

Morgan Haefner | March 23, 2020 CMS is waiving reporting requirements and extending data submission deadlines for providers and hospitals participating in Medicare quality programs, the agency said March 22. The move aims to provide relief for workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. “For those programs with data submission deadlines…

March 19, 2020

Uninsured And Worried About COVID-19? You May Be Able To Get Covered.

Several states have reopened their health insurance exchanges for a short time. Elsewhere, enrollment may be possible for those who lose their job. Jeffrey Young | March 19, 2020 As the novel coronavirus continues its spread across the United States, Americans are understandably worried about the high costs of treatment. Most vulnerable are those without…

March 17, 2020

Trump administration opens up access to telehealth services during coronavirus outbreak

Heather Landi | March 17, 2020 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is waiving certain Medicare telehealth payment requirements to enable telehealth services to be provided in all settings, including a patient’s home, it was announced Tuesday. The waiver also enables Medicare beneficiaries to use telehealth services even if they aren’t in a…

March 11, 2020

Here are 6 ways the ONC’s new rules for opening health record access will impact the industry

Heather Landi | Mar 11, 2020 New federal rules around data-sharing aim to give patients unprecedented access to their healthcare information much the way they already manage their finances or travel information. A rule from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) will require patients are able to access their health information…

February 07, 2020

AMA survey shows more doctors embracing telehealth

Ron Shinkman | Feb. 7, 2020 Dive Brief: • Telehealth and remote monitoring are becoming significant forces in healthcare delivery, according to a new survey of 1,300 primary care and specialty physicians released Thursday by the American Medical Association. • The number of physicians who use telehealth for visiting with patients has doubled between 2016…