CARY, N.C. (November 3, 2020)—National accreditor Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) announced the launch of its Distinction in Telehealth for health care providers. ACHC collaborated with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS), a national provider of telehealth and remote patient monitoring solutions, to develop the accreditation distinction.
WASHINGTON (October 23, 2020)—U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth (HEAT) Act late Friday, a bipartisan bill to provide Medicare reimbursement for audio and video telehealth services furnished by home health agencies during the COVID-19 emergency and future public health emergencies. U.S.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 9, 2020)—In what is the third in a nationwide series of telemedicine fraud prosecutions, more than 40 people in South Carolina and Georgia are being charged. The charges add up to hundreds of millions in fraudulent billings.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 29, 2020)—Telehealth and other technology, new partnerships and new ways to measure outcomes will all be important ways that home health and hospice agencies will survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 environment, members of a panel said Wednesday at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice’s financial management conference.
The panel, which was moderated by NAHC President Bill Dombi, included:
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 21, 2020)—The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) is urging the independent National Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes to ensure that residents of nursing homes have access to hospice care, whether in the form of safe, in-person visits or by telehealth communication.
ORANGE, Calif (July 17, 2020)—GrandPad, creator of the first purpose-built tablet for people over the age of 75, announced that it has been named the preferred telehealth provider for the National PACE Association. The agreement makes it easier for individual Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations nationwide to implement GrandPad telehealth solutions, which allow older patients to engage in virtual care in a safe, simple and reliable format.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (July 15, 2020)—A Florida man who operated a durable medical equipment company has been charged for his alleged participation in a Medicare kickback and telemedicine fraud scheme.
NEEDHAM, Mass. (July 9, 2020)—Pharmacy provider MedMinder, announced the introduction of an automatic pill dispenser with telemedicine capabilities focused on the elderly and chronically ill. The release comes at a time when these individuals are increasingly relying on remote medical solutions to meet their medical needs while allowing them to maintain their independence.
NEW YORK (July 6, 2020)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that it will be providing free, confidential memory screenings digitally through its National Memory Screening Program every Monday and Wednesday from 10 am to 4 pm (ET
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 2, 2020)—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau directed the Universal Service Administrative Company, which administers the FCC’s Rural Health Care Program, to carry forward up to $197.98 million in unused funds from prior funding years to the extent necessary to satisfy funding year 2020 demand for the program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2020)—The preview of the CY 2021 home health proposed rule, Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2021 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Services Requirements, has been posted.