The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to maximize telehealth’s ability to improve health outcomes, care delivery, and cost effectiveness.

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  • Various telehealth definitions, policies 'confusing' for providers

    FierceHealthIT

    While 48 states and the District of Columbia all have definitions of telehealth or telemedicine written into law or their Medicaid program, differences in those definitions are creating "confusing environments" for end users, according to a new report by the Center for Connected Health Policy.

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  • How State and Federal Policy Impact the Telemedicine Field

    mHealthIntelligence

    The use of telehealth tools will only expand across the country if state and federal policies continue to support the growth of the telemedicine field. Since the beginning of this century, new federal regulations began to blossom in support of expanding the utilization of telehealth tools.

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  • New Proposed Additions to FY 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    Center for Connected Health Policy

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for FY 2016. For FY 2016, CMS proposes adding the following codes as reimbursable services if provided via telehealth:
     
    99356 – Prolonged service in the inpatient or observation setting requiring unit/floor time beyond the usual service (the first hour)
    99357 – Prolonged service in the inpatient or observation setting requiring unit/floor time beyond the usual service (each additional 30 minutes)
     
    CMS also proposes adding the following ...

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