Telehealth - McKnight's Long Term Care News


Elizabeth Newman

Telehealth in three steps

From Jewish Home Lifecare winning a McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Award for their project with Panasonic, to attending a session at LeadingAge on telehealth mental services, to moderating a Care Innovations telehealth webinar this week, it’s clear more long-term care providers are trying to decipher this enigmatic issue. The big questions from providers, however, tend to be around reimbursement and the equipment.

Sean Slovenski

Dec. 16 webinar: SNFs benefit from new CMS telehealth rules

New reimbursement rulings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can mean stronger revenue streams for skilled nursing providers. A free McKnight’s webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 16 will explain how providers can better manage patients post-discharge.

Kristy Brown

When is telehealth the right option?

As providers, patients, and payers look for more cost-effective and efficient ways to provide health care, some are turning to telehealth as an option. Telehealth involves using electronic communication to provide healthcare information and services to a remote location. These services can include physical therapy.

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LeadingAge releases telehealth resources

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has released a Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Selection Tool and set of six case studies on the topic. The online selection tool guides users through the process of selecting telehealth and RPM products based on their criteria. It contains 22 products from 16 vendors. The case studies were compiled to offer additional information.

LeadingAge CAST releases new telehealth resources

LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technologies has released a white paper and selection matrix for telehealth.
Long-term care, physician practices and other health networks may be examining telehealth, which includes remote patient monitoring, the organization noted.

Limits on nursing home telemedicine will stand, CMS announces

Medicare will continue to reimburse only one telehealth visit per month for skilled nursing facility residents, according to a recent proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The proposed physician fee schedule for 2014 seeks to expand telehealth in other healthcare settings.

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