October 22, 2015
An American Well video visit.
The American Medical Association has begun the process of creating a host of new CPT codes to support the reimbursement of telemedicine. A working group tasked with generating such a list met for the first time last week.
CPT stands for "Current Procedural Terminology" and the codes are used by healthcare providers and insurers to communicate the nature of...
November 4, 2014
Earlier this week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule that will lead to changes in coverage under Medicare Part B. The rule, proposed in July, will expand the range of telehealth services that can be reimbursed under Medicare starting in 2015.
In July, MobiHealthNews noted in the new rule, CMS added seven new telehealth reimbursement codes, all category...
November 20, 2012
The MCOTos, released earlier this year.
CardioNet, one of the oldest companies in the mobile cardiac arrhythmia monitoring space, announced the launch of a new product last week, the wEvent wireless event monitor.
"This new wireless device provides physicians a much improved replacement to their traditional event monitor," CEO Joseph Capper said in a statement. "The wEvent, unlike existing event...
July 8, 2010
“You are not going to get paid for cool ideas. You are not going to get paid for saving lives. You are not going to get paid for anything unless you can prove that you can save them money.”
If that sounds familiar, it may be because I started an editorial with those same words almost a year ago today. Or maybe you heard CardioNet founder (now Patient Safe Solutions CEO) James Sweeney speak at the...
July 7, 2010
More bad news on the reimbursement front for CardioNet and other mobile cardiac outpatient telemetry service providers: United Healthcare told the company that it is maintaining its position that “outpatient cardiovascular telemetry is unproven for managing cardiac arrhythmias" and as a result it will not cover the service for its members. CardioNet, of course, disagrees and promised to continue...