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GAO studies challenges, opportunities surrounding remote patient monitoring

April 19, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Concerns over payment and coverage restrictions are barriers to healthcare providers and patients using telehealth and remote patient monitoring to improve quality of care, according to a new study from the Government Accountability Office. An example of such a restriction, the GAO says: Medicare telehealth coverage limits the geographic and practice settings in which beneficiaries may receive these services. For the study, the GAO reviewed Medicare documents and regulations, and interviewed...

Barrier, GAO, Remote Patient Monitoring, Telehealth

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