Medicare Policy for Telehealth Services

SSS health policy analyst Stephanie Frilling delivered an oral presentation entitled Medicare Policy for Telehealth Services for Diabetes and Chronic Care Management at the 2017 International Conference on Diabetes and Diabetic Nursing Care on the importance of expanding these policies in support of remote monitoring and other eHealth capabilities for diabetic Medicare beneficiaries. The presentation reviewed statutory and program requirements under section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act, identified policy considerations and potential modifications for furnishing remote monitoring and eHealth services, and made policy suggestions for expanding telehealth services for chronic disease management.