CMS Proposes Medicaid Changes Covering More Telehealth Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new version of its Physician Fee Schedule rule, which, if adopted, would significantly expand the number of telehealth services covered by Medicare. The new rule would make it easier for Medicare recipients to obtain certain telehealth services, as the agency begins to adopt a more open attitude towards telehealth in general. This push is a clear response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the risks it particularly poses to the demographics most often covered by Medicare.… Read the rest

The Rewards and Risks of Telehealth Programs

While New York is already well into the process of phasing out its quarantine, the coronavirus remains a significant threat to public health, especially those with long-term health issues. To address these concerns, doctors have placed an increased emphasis on telehealth programs to allow them to speak with patients without needing to see them in person. However, with this increased emphasis on telehealth technology comes increased risks that both doctors and patients should be aware of.… Read the rest