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March 2020 Newsletter

March 2020

Telehealth Considerations Amidst COVID-19

With the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth is becoming increasingly a necessity to deliver care while preventing transmission. When it comes to post-acute care for PTs, OTs and SLPs, each state has its own telehealth laws and reimbursement rules. It’s important to become familiar with these regulations to ensure appropriate care delivery and maximum reimbursement. Learn more

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced broadened access to “virtual services” under the Medicare benefit to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of services without having to travel to an office or other healthcare facility. Learn more

Casamba maintains a number of partnerships with leaders in telehealth services. Learn more

Post-Acute Industry News

Broadened Access Under Medicare Part B: Telehealth and E-visits

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) CMS Telemedicine Fact Sheet announced broadened access to “virtual services” under the Medicare benefit to allow beneficiaries to receive a wider range of services without having to travel to an office or other healthcare facility. Read more

Broadened Access Under Medicare Part B: Telehealth and E-visits

Leveraging HIPAA to Achieve Success in 2020

Leveraging HIPAA to Achieve Success in 2020

There are a few things you can do to prioritize HIPAA so you can experience a relatively worry-free year when it comes to compliance and breaches. Read more

HHS Releases CMS and ONC Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules

On March 9, HHS finalized two rules that implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act. Read more

HHS Releases CMS and ONC Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rules

Physician E/M Codes and the 8% Cut

Physician E/M Codes and the 8% Cut

CMS finalized an increase in reimbursement for the certain CPT codes which will result in an approximately 8% cut in payment for outpatient PT, OT and ST services beginning in 2021. Read more

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