reimbursement

By Brian Dolan 10:00 am May 29, 2009
You might call her the first iPhone Doctor. If Natalie Hodge, MD, has her way, though, she won't be the last. Hodge's start-up Personal Pediatrics aims to equip a fleet of self-starter pediatricians in major metro areas with iPhones, cloud-based practice software and the marketing know-how to court new parents, families and corporate health programs alike. The company's plan points to a growing...
By Brian Dolan 07:24 am May 19, 2009
As we reported a few weeks ago, a financial analyst issued a report that claimed Highmark CMS was planning to reduce the reimbursement rate for CardioNet's wireless cardiac monitoring service and the report ended up dominating the wireless health company's most quarterly investment call. This week, CardioNet announced that Highmark CMS' reimbursement rate for CPT code 93229, Mobile Cardiovascular...
By Brian Dolan 10:55 am May 18, 2009
During the first day of the Wireless Life-Sciences Alliance meeting, called the Convergence Summit, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs defined convergence as the overlapping of computer devices, consumer electronic devices and wireless technology, according to Tim Gee's Medical Connectivity blog. Jacobs pointed to the Amazon Kindle, as a prototype for the future: a device with built-in wireless (cellular...
By Brian Dolan 10:51 am May 5, 2009
One of the critical success factors for a wireless healthcare service is a physician's willingness to prescribe it, and that conversation typically begins once a service has been given the green light for reimbursement by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other payers. CardioNet, mHealth's Reimbursement Pioneer? CardioNet, the only pure-play wireless health company that has...