CMS and Executive Order Propose to Expand Medicare Telehealth Permanently

We previously discussed how Medicare telehealth benefits for the patient health emergency (PME) had been extended for 90 days, but it was still unclear if/when Medicare telehealth benefits would return to normal (link to that previous blog) or if certain aspect would stick around even after the PME ended. Well, we recently got a little…

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The Impact of Medicare Telehealth Returning to “Normal”

Back in March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, as COVID-19 was drastically increasing the need for virtual appointments. This included expanding Medicare telehealth so all beneficiaries could receive telehealth in any location, including their homes. They also announced additional temporary rules and waivers to expand Medicare telehealth services,…

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Practicing in a COVID-19 World: An Ideal Telehealth Visit

We’ve discussed telehealth visits a few times now because they’ve become increasingly popular and practically essential right now in the midst of COVID-19 and social distancing. This time though, let’s dive a little deeper into actually holding a telehealth visit. Having the right space, equipment and overall approach are important in creating an ideal experience for…

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Rise of Telehealth: Practicing in a COVID-19 World

During the COVID-19 quarantine period, telehealth visits skyrocketed in many medical fields. More than 60% of medical patients say the pandemic has increased their willingness to try telehealth, according to a Sykes survey. Now that your doors are open once again (or will be soon), in-person visits can start happening as before. But don’t forget…

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Re-Opening Your Practice in a COVID-19 World

Last time, we talked about incorporating the right social distancing methods into your practice as we continue to live with COVID-19. But there are also other important steps to take when re-opening to ensure the safety of your patients coming for in-office visits. Here are some COVID-19 protocols to follow when re-opening, according to the…

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