Breaking Down Next Gen ACO’s and the Telehealth Waiver

Posted by Michelle Hillock on 7/11/19 9:00 AM

Fierce Healthcare recently reported a study revealing 67% of physicians indicated their willingness to incorporate telehealth into their patients' care plans, a nearly 10% increase from just three years prior. The rapid increase confirms clinicians' preference for telehealth into patient care.


The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Next Generation ACO telehealth waiver allows for the expansion of telehealth implementation across the United States, regardless of geographic location. This article outlines the Next Generation ACO Model, the waiver, and the benefits they create.

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Topics: telehealth, insurance, telehealth reimbursement, policy, CMS

Remote Prescribing - The Role of Telehealth

Posted by Tess Meehan on 5/31/19 7:00 AM

In January, HRS published a blog post advocating for the use of remote prescribing to combat the opioid crisis and provide needed medications to patients struggling with opioid use disorders (OUDs). Today, HRS reviews the background of remote prescriptions and the role of telehealth to treat multiple conditions.   

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Topics: telehealth, mental health, addiction treatment, policy, legislation

BREATHE Act Proposes Creation of Telehealth Pilot Program for COPD Patients

Posted by Tess Meehan on 5/14/19 9:30 AM

On May 7 th, four congressmen introduced the Better Respiration through Expanded Access to Tele-Health (BREATHE) Act into the US House of Representatives. The BEATHE Act proposes a three-year pilot program allowing qualified respiratory therapists to use telemedicine platforms to deliver healthcare services to select Medicare recipients with COPD. 


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Topics: telehealth, telemedicine, COPD, policy, legislation, CMS

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