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First Stand-Alone Telemedicine Legislation Close to Becoming Law

USA - December 20 2016 The Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act (S.2873) was sent to the President for approval on December 8, 2016. The ECHO Act was passed by…

New POS Code for Telehealth Distant Site Providers

USA - December 2 2016 A new Place of Services or POS code for Telehealth services (POS 02) will go into effect on January 1, 2017. The descriptor for the code, which is for…

CMS Clarifies Its 855R Policies

USA - October 7 2016 Recently CMS issued Change Request (CR) # 9552 clarifying certain Medicare provider enrollment policies in Chapter 15 of the CMS Program…

VIDEO: Is Your Health Care Facility Prepared for an Active Shooter?

USA - September 12 2016 How prepared is your health care facility for the unimaginable? No one wants to think an active shooter situation could occur on their hospital campus…

Proposed Cardiac, Hip, and Femur Episode Payment Models Are Next Generation from BPCI and CJR

USA - August 9 2016 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule on July 25, 2016, entitled, Advancing Care Coordination Through Episode…

Catherine A. Martin, Kristin M. Bohl, Leslie Demaree Goldsmith, Samantha C. Flanzer, Thomas W. Coons.