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Oct. 5th Comment Deadline for CMS Proposed 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule on August 4th, and the open comment period on this proposed rule will close at 5pm Eastern Time on October 5, 2020. Be sure to submit your comments before the deadline.

You can submit comments online here or by mail:

  • Regular Mail: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1734-P, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244-8016.
  • Express Overnight Mail: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1734-P, Mail Stop C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

A summary of the CPT codes for remote patient monitoring reimbursement and how the proposed rule will impact telehealth and remote patient monitoring is available here.

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Stroke Survivors Benefit from RPM

Columbia University research demonstrated that stroke survivors who received a multi-faceted care model, including Remote Patient Monitoring, called Telehealth After Stroke Care (TASC) showed improvements in “patient engagement, patient access and blood pressure levels three months after the first stroke.”

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Stroke Survivors Benefit from RPM

Columbia University research demonstrated that stroke survivors who received a multi-faceted care model, including Remote Patient Monitoring, called Telehealth After Stroke Care (TASC) showed improvements in “patient engagement, patient access and blood pressure levels three months after the first stroke.”