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By Jayme Matchinski on May 29, 2019 at 9:45 AM

Heath Care Today Series: The Teleheath Landscape Series LogoThe expansion of telehealth is changing the landscape of health care. This is the final installment in a four-part series exploring what providers should know about this growing area.

There are many business models and provider arrangements for the provision of telehealth. Given the regulatory climate and increasing use of telehealth by health care providers and patients, these business models and provider arrangements are continuing to change.

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By Jayme Matchinski on May 15, 2019 at 2:10 PM

Heath Care Today Series: The Teleheath Landscape Series LogoThe expansion of telehealth is changing the landscape of health care. This is the third in a four-part series exploring what providers should know about this growing area.

Medicaid programs pay for telemedicine, telehealth and telemonitoring services delivered through a range of interactive video, audio or data transmission (telecommunications). Various state Medicaid programs are experiencing a significant increase in claims for these services and expect this trend to continue.

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By Jayme Matchinski on April 15, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Image of a cellphone showing an app for calling a doctor, with the words "Health Care Today Series: The Telehealth Landscape"The expansion of telehealth is changing the landscape of health care. This is the second in a four-part series exploring what providers should know about this growing area.

Before 2015, Medicare did not pay separately for telehealth, and telehealth and telemedicine services were bundled into “evaluation and management” codes. However, in 2015, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added further telehealth coverage. CMS has added seven telehealth billing codes, including codes for psychotherapy, prolonged office visits and annual wellness visits conducted electronically. CMS also began paying for remote patient monitoring for chronic conditions.

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By Jayme Matchinski on April 2, 2019 at 9:30 AM

Image of a cellphone showing an app for calling a doctor, with the words "Health Care Today Series: The Telehealth Landscape"The expansion of telehealth is changing the landscape of health care. This is the first in a four-part series exploring what providers should know about this growing area.

Health care providers and patients are relying more heavily on telehealth for the provision of health care. The rise of telehealth is changing the landscape of how health care is provided due to advances in technology and health care delivery systems, and it is improving patient access to health care and the quality of patient care. As the use of telehealth continues to expand, health care providers and third-party payors need to ensure regulatory compliance and navigate the related risks in implementing telemedicine practices and programs. 

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