CMS reimbursement

By Jonah Comstock 03:59 pm March 24, 2017
In January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that it would cover continuous glucose monitoring for the first time; specifically it would cover therapeutic CGMs, of which the only one currently recognized is the Dexcom G5. That coverage officially kicks in today, now that CMS has issued the billing codes providers can use to get reimbursed. “This is a new era and a huge win...
By Brian Dolan 09:24 am August 25, 2015
Thanks to a mix of new payment models and the rise of consumer-driven healthcare, remote patient monitoring and remote care services are increasingly available and increasingly popular. This year brought with it a number of important developments in digital health reimbursement that will accelerate the trend. In addition to the now, well-known new Medicare billing code for chronic condition...
By Jonah Comstock 07:03 am June 3, 2014
According to a new study, users of Philips Respironics' SleepMapper app were 22 percent more adherent to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy than non-users.  SleepMapper is an app and website platform from Philips for patients with sleep apnea who are already using CPAP therapy, which involves a face mask that blows air into a patient's upper airway while she sleeps. The system,...