Late on Monday, March 30, with the COVID-19 crisis spreading through the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a lengthy set of policy changes to help providers better address the growing public health emergency. These new changes, issued as an interim final rule, are one in a flurry of federal actions in response to COVID-19. CMS is accepting public comments on this rule for 60 days.
On March 26, Dr. Anna Loengard, Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar to dive deeper into the use of telehealth services and appropriate billing and documentation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health care providers nationwide are responding heroically to the crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is spreading, and our providers are on the front lines managing and treating more patients each day. Caravan Health calls on CMS to assure that the Medicare Shared Savings Program will fairly account for these extraordinary circumstances.
Caravan Health is closely following the new Medicare telehealth guidance and policy changes as they are made public. Join us for this informative webinar.
On March 20, Dr. Anna Loengard, Chief Medical Officer of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar and addressed the impact of COVID-19 on primary care including planning, prevention, patient management, and virtual care options.
.On March 19, Lynn Barr, Founder and Executive Chair of Caravan Health hosted a video webinar to address the challenges rural providers face as they prepare to manage the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic in their communities. More than 300 providers joined the webinar eager to learn how to address the challenges they face in communities with older populations, many who have social determinants of health that escalate the risk of spreading COVID-19.
The Medicare telehealth expansion in the recent emergency funding bill is welcome news for patients and practitioners. Remote office visits will be much more widely available for the duration of the national COVID-19 public health emergency.
Caravan's medical experts will discuss best practices for managing patients with varying levels of risk, billing and coding for population health services, and delivering virtual/at-home services.
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, telehealth services are temporarily available to many more Medicare patients than before the pandemic. These services could provide lifesaving care during this time when Americans are strongly encouraged to limit face-to-face interactions to prevent transmission.