CMS Releases 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

CMS RELEASES CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule


On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year (CY) 2022.

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In addition to numerous payment updates in the MPFS, such as significant updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), new policies may preserve expanded telemedicine services through 2023 and clinicians may incur more difficulty earning bonuses under the Quality Payment Program (QPP) eligibility threshold. CMS also includes in the proposed rule a request for information to address COVID-19 vaccine reimbursement proposals. (Read more...)

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ON RURAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS

Executive Order Expands Tele-Medicine to Ease Burden

By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

On August 3, 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at expanding access to care through two avenues: telemedicine and eased financial burdens on rural providers.

Health Disparities Continue to Plague Rural Areas

And so, our colleagues for this Health Capital Topics article will discuss the executive rule and the subsequent agency actions on these fronts.

READ: https://www.healthcapital.com/hcc/newsletter/08_20/HTML/EXEC/convert_executive_telemedicine_access_expansion_8.20.20.php

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Walmart Health To Acquire Telehealth Provider MeMD

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[By Staff Reporters]

Walmart Health and MeMD, a multi-specialty telehealth provider, announced they have entered into an agreement for Walmart Health to acquire MeMD.

This reinforces Walmart’s commitment to integrated, omni-channel health delivery that leverages data and technology to improve engagement, health
equity and outcomes.

Walmart Health Acquires MeMD multi-specialty telehealth ...

READ LINK: https://corporate.walmart.com/newsroom/2021/05/06/walmart-health-to-acquire-telehealth-provider-memd

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Valuation of Tele-Medicine Services

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What up ‘Medical Virtualist’?

Is the ‘medical virtualist’ specialty coming to a health system near you?

[By Staff Reporters]

The Journal of the American Medical Association not long ago published an online editorial by two physicians at NewYork-Presbyterian that called for the creation of a new medical specialty focused on virtual care.

Others expanded on this idea in a blog post last month on the Health Affairs website, calling for a “virtualist movement” that involves not just physician specialists but whole care teams devoted to virtual care. This virtual team would include nurses, pharmacists, medical social workers, psychologists, nutritionists and physical therapists.

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65% of Hospitals Have a Mobile Device Policy

FY 2017

[Staff reporters]

Zebra Technologies recently released survey results from nurse managers and IT executives on clinical mobility. Here are some key findings from the report:

• 65% of hospitals had a mobile device policy in 2017.
• By 2022, 98% of hospitals will expect to have a mobile device policy.
• Half of hospitals have had a predictive data analytics policy for 3+ years.
• 42% of hospitals have had a predictive data analytics policy for < 1 year.
• 3 in 4 IT executives say clinical mobility investments will increase by 2022.
• 97% expect workflow notifications to be sent to mobile devices by 2022.

Source: Zebra Technologies, January 2018

Healthcare Technology in the News

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By Staff Reporters

Healthcare consumers show mounting interest in virtual, on-demand care
Fierce Healthcare, August 14, 2017

Transforming the mHealth Experience With Digital Health Assistants
HIT Consultant, August 14, 2017

Google buys smartphone health monitoring startup Senosis
Pharma Phorum, August 14, 2017

Could Trump’s Opioid Emergency Boost Telemedicine, mHealth Use?
mHealth Intelligence, August 11, 2017

Trump Administration Takes on VA Telehealth Opportunities
The Natonal Law Review, August 11, 2017

More and more businesses are offering telehealth services as an employee benefit
MedCity News, August 9, 2017

VR Glasses Give Doctors a New mHealth Tool to Treat Concussions
mHealth Intelligence, July 31, 2017

New Senate bill seeks to reduce restrictions on telemedicine use
MobiHealth News, July 31, 2017

The allure of health care for tech giants
Axios, July 20, 2017

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Telemedicine and Childhood Ailments

And … Parents

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Prevalence Rates of Healthcare Access?

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Household Telephone Status

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