Center for Health Policy

New Findings on Telehealth-Related Claims by Primary Care Providers

A recent report examines trends in telehealth-related claims, reimbursements and state policies using the largest private claims database in the US. Among its findings are that, although most state telehealth policies have been implemented within the last five years, claims for telehealth are rare and reimbursements tend to be lower than for non-telehealth claims. Results from this research were reported in USA Today and Forbes. Read the full report from the Health Care Cost Institute here.

Historic Move by CMS to Value-Based Purchasing

CMS outlined a specific timetable for transitioning Medicare payments from Fee-for-Service to value-based purchasing. In this historic announcement, by 2018, value-based purchasing of medical services will account for 90% of all payments. You can read a brief overview of value-based purchasing here. Read the full story here.