Tag Archives: Telehealth

RemoteICU sues HHS for not reimbursing for telehealth provided by physicians outside of the country

RemoteICU, a telemedicine provider group, is suing the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for not reimbursing telehealth services provided by physicians who are located outside the United States, according to a federal lawsuit filed last week in Washington. RICU wants reimbursement for telehealth services provided within… Read More »

Telehealth, Digital Health Market Update from Europe & Frontiers Health Preview

Health Tech Nov 10, 2020• By JESSICA DaMASSA, WTF HEALTH Looking for more proof that telehealth has truly become a global trend in healthcare delivery? Our “man-on-the-street” in Italy, Roberto Ascione, CEO of Healthware Group, offers a detailed state-of-play on virtual care uptake across Europe, including how policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and investors are playing much more… Read More »

The post COVID Italian telehealth experience

When the COVID-19 emergency struck Italy, Lombardy was one of the hardest hit regions. All inpatient admissions in the area for non-COVID patients were stopped in a bid to prevent the contagion spreading. But this caused a potentially dangerous dilemma for the region’s Foundation IRCCS Carlo Besta Neurological Institute, which hosts around 6,000 inpatient and… Read More »

Telehealth claims dipped in May, but still up 5,680% from year ago: Fair Health

Dive Brief: The volume of telehealth-related medical claims in May was not as high as April, but still vastly outpaces a year ago, according to insurance claims data from nonprofit Fair Health. Altogether, telehealth-related care comprised 8.7% of private claims, compared to 0.15% in May 2019 – an increase of 5,680%. That compares to 13%… Read More »

Medicare will now cover telehealth to fight coronavirus

Dive Brief: The Trump administration on Tuesday said telemedicine services would be temporarily be covered by Medicare for beneficiaries, the latest policy change in response to COVID-19, the disease causes by the novel coronavirus. “Medicare patients can now visit any doctor by phone or video conference at no additional cost, including with commonly used services… Read More »