August 11, 2011
Telemedicine is no longer “turning the corner," American Telemedicine Association (ATA) CEO Jon Linkous wrote in a recent blog post.
"For years we talked about reaching the point when telemedicine services became self-sustaining outside of temporary grants, going from promise to reality," wrote Linkous. "We have long passed the point of telemedicine being a new application. After eighteen years...
November 3, 2010
Big news for anyone concerned about reimbursement issues for wireless health: CardioNet, which leverages wireless technology to diagnose and monitor cardiac arrhythmias, announced this week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has established a national rate for the technical component of mobile cardiovascular telemetry (MCOT). CardioNet said that the rate is approximately $...
May 12, 2010
We are holding Senate hearings to address reimbursement barriers for eCare and wireless health services, Dr. Mohit Kaushal, the director of healthcare at the FCC said during a presentation at the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance here in La Jolla, CA.
The federal government is going to focus on cost cutting, Kaushal said, as it might has allocated $10 billion through 2019 for the creation of a CMS...
April 29, 2010
$1.2B ending to the Palm scuttlebutt: Hewlett-Packard announced plans to acquire Palm for about $1.2 billion in cash. The Wall Street Journal summed the deal up nicely: The deal ends "the scuttlebutt about what would happen to the once-pioneering smartphone maker, [which] has come onto hard times as others have surpassed Palm's presence in the sector." Perhaps the medical industry more than...
April 27, 2010
Last week the US Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing titled “Aging in Place: The National Broadband Plan and Bringing Health Care Technology Home.”
The hearing focused on the benefits of remote patient monitoring, the need for more broadband, the special health care needs of the senior population and the obstacles presented by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”)...