The Legal Case for Home Health Telehealth Reimbursement

Although this may soon change, home health providers remain limited in using telehealth technologies in their day-to-day operations. In March, Congress made it clear through the CARES Act that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should do everything in its power to promote the use of telehealth tools during the COVID-19 emergency. […]

Savvy Home Health Providers May Look to Cash In on Behavioral Health, AI Interest

Despite the considerable headwinds that COVID-19 has created for the U.S. health care system, there are still a few sectors in which investment remains strong. Those areas include telehealth, behavioral health and artificial intelligence. Each has had steady backing since President Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in mid-March, according to a new report […]

Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits

Despite significant roadblocks, the home health industry is getting closer to securing direct reimbursement for visits delivered via telehealth technology, industry insiders believe. Over the past two few months, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the White House have taken numerous steps to ramp up the use of telehealth services during the […]

New Startup Tomorrow Health Hopes to Become Amazon-Like Service for Home Health Providers

Tomorrow Health — a new startup backed by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz — is building an Amazon-like service to help consumers and clinicians better navigate the often confusing in-home medical equipment landscape. Home-based care providers, in particular, will play an essential role in Tomorrow Health’s business model, co-founder and CEO Vijay Kedar told Home […]

COVID-19 Could Increase Seniors’ Rapid Disenrollment in Medicare Advantage

There’s a lot of speculation about what the coronavirus will mean for the Medicare Advantage industry, especially as it relates to home-based care.  Some believe it could mean more MA opportunities for at-home care providers in 2021 — or even sooner, as CMS recently announced that plans can provide mid-year benefit enhancements in response to […]

Home Health Provider Excelin Leverages Virtual Care Tool to Conserve PPE, Keep Caregivers Safe

Telehealth has recently been thrusted to the forefront of health care, specifically as a way to avoid person-to-person contact during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite a lack of direct reimbursement from Medicare, home health company Excelin Home Health recently began providing telehealth services to its clients as a way to prevent the spread of coronavirus. […]

GreatCall CEO: Health Care System Stretched Thinner Than Ever Because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has opened the floodgates for adoption of telehealth services, creating newfound opportunities for technology companies looking to change the way health care is delivered by moving more care into the home and out of institutional settings. One such company is GreatCall, acquired by electronics retail giant Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) for a whopping $800 […]