Example of a Hospital-at-Home Service

August 2, 2022 | | Posted in Newsletter

Yale New Haven launches hospital-at-home program
“Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System has launched a hospital-at-home program to provide acute care [MORE]

CMS Expands Telemedicine Services

December 4, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Telemedicine consultation
Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid changed the 2019 “Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program [MORE]

Medicare Coverage for Leadless Pacemaker

March 7, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Comparison of Traditional and Micra Transcatheter Pacing System
We have followed the technical development of the leadless pacemaker over several years, [MORE]

Expanded Telemed Coverage Under CMS

January 27, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Beginning this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will support telemedicine coverage for remote chronic care management, annual wellness [MORE]

Medical Licensure in Telehealth—A Possibility

March 5, 2013 | | Posted in Newsletter

Just before the 112th Congress shut down last December, California Congressman Mike Thompson introduced HR 6719—the Telehealth Promotion Act—which [MORE]

Understanding Medicare

October 2, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

It was an interesting contrast, between the UK celebrating its National Health Insurance in the opening ceremonies of the [MORE]

Questioning Hospital-at-Home Programs

July 31, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

Hospital at Home
Neither Medicare nor most private insurers support hospital-at-home programs at present, but evidence in favor of [MORE]

The Other 1%

February 28, 2012 | | Posted in Newsletter

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has reported that 1% of healthcare consumers account for 22% of the [MORE]

CBO’s Long Term Budget Forecast for US Healthcare

August 16, 2011 | | Posted in Newsletter

Healthcare spending in the US now stands at 5.6% of total GDP; the Congressional Budget Office forecasts that rising to [MORE]

CMS Innovation Center

December 14, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dr. Richard Gilfillan
Tagline reported earlier this year about CMS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation grant program, but here [MORE]

What Defines “Medical Necessity?”

November 9, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

If anything might be described as “deliciously intergovernmental,” the legal doctrine of “medical necessity” is a prime example. State [MORE]

Will Medicare Implode?

June 15, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

Even before the 2010 healthcare reform law, physicians were opting out of Medicare-i.e. refusing to take any new patients [MORE]

MUSING – Medicare Break Even

May 25, 2010 | | Posted in Ask the Experts,Musings,Newsletter

PL 111-148-the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010-begins the most significant revamping of healthcare since [MORE]

Medicare vs. Healthcare

May 25, 2010 | | Posted in Newsletter

One issue in controlling healthcare spending under Medicare is the regional variation that exists.  The Dartmouth Institute for Health [MORE]