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Final Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2021

Published Thursday, December 3, 2020
On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that includes updates on policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2021. The calendar year (CY) 2021 PFS final rule is one of several rules that reflect a broader more»

Capture Critical Telehealth Benefits for Patients and Providers

Published Wednesday, December 2, 2020
With more than half of the world’s population estimated to have been under lockdown in the spring of 2020, patients and physicians alike sought innovative means to receive and provide healthcare services. The result? Telehealth services, once considered a slowly emerging trend, leaped forward to become a global $21 billion industry nearly overnight, more»

AMA passes pro-telehealth resolution

Published Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The American Medical Association this week resolved to continue advocating for telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly among underserved communities. After physicians and medical students gathered virtually for five days, delegates adopted a policy directing the AMA to continue working with legislators and regulators to support telehealth more»

Upstate Medical University decreases no-shows by 59% with telehealth, which patients love

Published Monday, November 30, 2020
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, very few clinical areas at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, had established telemedicine programs, and there was little synergy among them and the organization’s Epic enterprise EHR. THE PROBLEM Upstate’s telemedicine committee was in the process of defining needs for an institution-wide more»

NEW NCTRC About Us Video!

Published Monday, November 30, 2020
If you aren’t sure who we are, and what we offer in terms of resources and technical assistance, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about us in just under 4 minutes; watch below or click the link at the end to access the full video!

Billing Medicare and Private Payers for Telehealth Visits: What to Expect Post-Public Health Emergency

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Prepare Now for Anticipated Changes to Medicare and Private Payer Rules “The expansion of telehealth and the offering of new telehealth services that were not previously covered really enabled physicians to care for their patients in the midst of this crisis,” said Todd Askew, the AMA’s senior vice president of advocacy, during a recent more»

Telehealth ICU tech helps Geisinger quickly expand capacity and enhance care

Published Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Earlier this year, Geisinger health system based in Danville, Pennsylvania, had full intensive care units at several of its hospitals, leading to higher acuity in the step-down units at those facilities. The ICUs were already supported by Geisinger’s eICU program, and the health system wanted to extend that support on a temporary basis to its more»

Illinois Telehealth Network Recognized as a “Community Star” on the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day

Published Monday, November 23, 2020
It is with great pleasure to Congratulate Illinois Telehealth Network for being Recognized as a 🌟Community Star🌟 on the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day! -Click Here for Direct News Story-