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CMS makes first move to permanently incorporate telehealth into care


WASHINGTON – CMS is proposing to allow home health agencies to continue to report the costs of telehealth as allowable administrative costs on line 5 of the home health agency cost report, according to a proposed rule.

Survey: Clinicians adapting


More than half of the respondents to a second survey from the Clinician Task Force say they’re starting to use telehealth, Cathy Carver says.

Aeroflow embraces telehealth for sleep patients

‘We’ve tried to set up a model where everything we do has multiple modalities’

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Aeroflow Healthcare was already dabbling with telehealth for its sleep patients, but the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the provider to ramp up its efforts, says Eric Mongeau.

Legal roundup, COVID edition

A bid program in question, a technology pushed to the forefront

AMARILLO, Texas – With Round 2021 a wild card, health care attorney Jeff Baird is advising his clients to hold off on making any serious financial decisions for as long as possible.

Build case for telehealth now

‘So six months from now, we can say, ‘This really worked well and we want it to continue’

WASHINGTON – The complex rehab industry needs to make the most of CMS’s decision to expand telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, says Mark Schmeler.

Pandemic elevates potential of IT in HME


The “social distancing” practice brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic presents HME providers with an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and demonstrate how information technology can play a huge role in remote patient care.

CMS opens up telehealth to therapists


WASHINGTON – CMS announced last week that it will allow occupational therapists and physical therapists to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic, a big win for complex rehab stakeholders.

In brief: CMS expands telehealth further, stops Advance Payment Program


WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including expanding telehealth further and opening up access to continuous glucose monitors.

CMS expands telehealth again, makes other changes


WASHINGTON – CMS has made another round of changes to support health care providers during the coronavirus pandemic, including allowing physical therapists and occupational therapists to provide telehealth services.

Relaxed HIPAA requirements for telehealth encounters during the COVID-19 national emergency

Sunday, March 22, 2020
By Kelly Grahovac

On March 13, 2020, the Trump Administration announced regulatory flexibilities to help health care providers and states to respond to and contain the spread of coronavirus.