Remote patient monitoring, ventilator payment among CMS flexibility as COVID-19 rages on

CMS on Monday announced an “unprecedented range” of temporary regulatory changes aimed at helping providers boost capacity and staff to treat patients amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes mean hospitals can bill for services provided outside their buildings so that patients can be screened offsite or through virtual encounters.As many COVID-19 patients have required ventilators,

FDA greenlights expanded remote patient monitoring to keep patients out of coronavirus-slammed hospitals

FDA on Friday issued a policy to facilitate greater use of remote patient monitoring technologies to cut back on hospital visits and thereby minimize risk of exposure to COVID-19 while also reducing the burden on providers during the current crisis.The guidance document, effective immediately, is limited to the duration of the public health emergency and

RCP Introduces Important Physician Support Tools for COVID-19 at-Risk Patients

TAMPA, Fla., March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Remote Care Partners, Inc. (“RCP”), provider of advanced communications solutions for the medical community, today announced that it has expedited the introduction of a robust set of physician tools supporting at-home patient monitoring for COVID-19 at-risk patients.  The platform contacts patients by voice or text message, asks a