“…Calling existing telemedicine payment regulations “arcane,” Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein said the agency should review existing rules limiting Medicare reimbursement…”
“Greenstein told audience members they should expect “a lot of activity and some introspection” from the agency on existing policies, including a definition by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that permits Medicare reimbursement in areas where there is a health professional shortage…”
“He added that there is “a lot of friction” between government regulations and virtual care innovations. But he also acknowledged that while the technology is readily available, the telemedicine industry is still searching for a dominant business model…”
Source: HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein says agency will review existing telemedicine payment rules – By Evan Sweeney, January 10, 2018. FierceHealthcare. Read the full article here.