The number of Coronavirus cases is rising rapidly and the health systems across the country are scrambling to tackle the uncertainty around the next phases of COVID-19 outbreak.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, do you still have inhibitions on how to facilitate the expedited RPM and telehealth implementation? Did you check with your insurance carrier to ensure that your policy covers telemedicine? Did you familiarize yourself with payment and policy guidelines specific to various RPM and telehealth services?
To provide some answers, this quick guide from the American Medical Association (AMA) highlights what we need to do to continue providing the uninterrupted care to those who need it the most. Whether you are expanding your telehealth practice or implementing it for the first time, this guide discusses how physicians and practices can act now to expedite the implementation of telemedicine.
AMA has not only come in full support for 100 million Americans but also applauded Medicare telemedicine policy change during pandemic –
“The use of telemedicine and remote care services are critical to the management of the COVID-19, while also ensuring uninterrupted care for 100 million Americans with chronic conditions. The AMA stands ready to help physicians expand their use of telemedicine and continues to invest in resources that provide physicians with a proven path for integrating telemedicine and digital health technologies into patient care”
Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A.
President, American Medical Association
Vivify Health, the developer of the nation’s leading connected care platform for remote patient care, has already developed and deployed COVID-19 screening and monitoring pathways in some of the largest health systems in the US.
Vivify Pathways adheres and is applying all the payment and policy guidelines in this quick guide designed by AMA:
- State laws and regulations
- In-state vs. out-of-state Licensure requirements
- Expanded access to telemedicine services to all Medicare services
- Common CPT codes and Medicare coverage for telemedicine services
As the pressure to act rapidly on Coronavirus builds, enable your organization today to effectively manage your patient population with Vivify Pathways – the industry’s only comprehensive, patient-centered connected care platform. Learn more about the AMA guidelines for RPM implementation and reimbursement here.