“Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits”


Home Health Industry ‘Getting Closer’ to Reimbursement for Telehealth Visits,” by Robert Holly, Home Health News


“Despite significant roadblocks, the home health industry is getting closer to securing direct reimbursement for visits delivered via telehealth technology, industry insiders believe. … Currently, there isn’t a way for home health providers to bill for in-home telehealth visits — or count remote visits toward low-utilization payment adjustment (LUPA) thresholds. … As a result of the coronavirus, the demand for telehealth technology is projected to increase seven-fold by 2025, according to research from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan research.”

LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):

Huge potential here surely, but who pays and how? Could LTC emergencies be avoided? Would savings exceed costs? Everything must be sorted out, but that’s what markets are good at doing when left to their own devices.