The evolving health technology regulatory landscape can be challenging to navigate. Below, we give health tech developers a quick glance at national level efforts that are important to understand for your business strategy.
As health tech companies solidify their budgets and agendas amidst the continued pandemic, they should consider these prominent health regulatory changes expected in 2021:
Many virtual care platforms claim to be EHR integrated. But often, there are many versions of this truth. As many provider groups are currently looking for telehealth solutions that are EHR integrated, we wanted to provide some clarity around the fundamental elements that define EHR integration.
Today, leadership at the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) stated that use of virtual care is here to stay. Almost all providers who would entertain virtual health delivery in response to the COVID pandemic have signed onto “a” system at this point.
Medical providers who offer and promote virtual health for their patients can differentiate themselves as leaders during this time when practice volume is largely down across the board. Virtual care done right creates new revenue streams …
Since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders were announced across the US in March, the use of virtual care technologies for patient visits within ambulatory clinics has increased from under 10% to over 70%. During the first weeks of March, providers scrambled to simply find any virtual care technologies to help keep their “doors” open to their patients.
Last week, Practice Fusion, an electronic health records (EHR) company, was fined $145 million for setting up a business arrangement that violated the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. This law prevents anyone from offering, soliciting, paying, or receiving anything of value in order to induce referrals or generate federal healthcare business.
Remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices – fitness watches, blood pressure, cardio monitors – are growing in popularity as a way to gather and correlate data outside of a traditional clinical setting and share up-to-the-minute data with care providers.