2022 CMS Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule to Support Access to Telehealth

While the process of evaluating whether certain telehealth services that were added during the COVID-19 public health emergency should be permanently included in the Medicare telehealth services list is still ongoing, such services will remain on the list until December 31, 2023, when the final decision is expected. The same applies to certain cardiac and intensive cardiac rehabilitation codes, which will also be preserved until 2023. In addition, CMS permanently adopted codes and payments for longer virtual check-in services.

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Congress urged to expand Telehealth Options for Employees

On November 1st, 2021, the American Telehealth Association and nearly 50 other organizations have written a letter to Congress requesting that the temporary pandemic regulations pertaining to telehealth services be made permanent and categorized as an excepted benefit for certain employees.

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Remote patient monitoring drives high patient engagement

Remote patient monitoring has been around for some time now. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the benefits of remote monitoring in patient care and helped many chronic disease patients that did not have traditional access to their providers manage their conditions from the comfort of their homes.

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