Value-based care models, good return?

Verma says value-based care models haven’t made good return on investment by Robert King | Oct 13, 2020 3:20pm Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said that some value-based care payment models did not generate enough savings and quality outcomes. Her remarks Tuesday during HLTH’s virtual conference come a few…

Telehealth Race Kicks Into Gear

Telehealth Race Kicks Into Gear As Amwell IPO Cashes In On Coronavirus Boom Sep 17,2020 Katie JenningsForbes Staff Healthcare I am a staff writer covering healthcare. Email me at kjennings@forbes.com Telehealth company Amwell surged in its first day of trading, exemplifying how hungry both the public and private markets are to invest in the sector…

Trump Signs Executive Order

Trump signs executive order to cement rural telehealth services: 3 things to know Jackie Drees On Aug. 3, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to expand access to telehealth services in rural communities and make certain services permanent once the COVID-19 public emergency ends. Three things to know: To increase telehealth services and accessibility…

Senators making telehealth permanent

Bipartisan senators call for making telehealth expansion permanent post-coronavirus BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO – 06/15/20 04:48 PM EDT A group of 30 senators from both sides of the aisle on Monday urged leadership to make permanent the expansion of telehealth services that has been undertaken during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority…

CMS Expands Covid-19

CMS Expands COVID-19 Telehealth Reimbursement to Therapists, Phone Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has once again expanded telehealth and mHealth reimbursement during the COVID-19 crisis, including coverage for more care providers and services delivered by audio-only phones.   By Eric Wicklund May 01, 2020 – Federal officials are once again relaxing the rules for telehealth…

National Nutrition Month

7 Ways HR Can Celebrate National Nutrition Month Alan Kohll Contributor  March is National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics introduced this campaign in an effort to encourage Americans to make informed nutritional choices and promote healthy eating and exercise habits. The theme of 2018’s National Nutrition Month is “Go Further with Food.”…

Press Release

URAC to Purchase CHQI Programs January 6, 2020   Washington, DC – URAC announced today that it has acquired the programs of ClearHealth Quality Institute (CHQI), a health care accreditation organization based in Annapolis, MD. “This is the union of the expertise of two of the country’s leading accrediting bodies,” said URAC’s President and CEO Shawn…