Despite the fact that CMS has extended the public health emergency that expanded telemedicine coverage, a number of states aren’t on board, according to Dr. John Halamka and Paul Cerrato. “Finding a way to extend the regulatory waivers,” they write, “is in our patients’ best interest.”
Although there are myriad challenges with incorporating tools like machine learning into care environment, the upside is simply too promising to pass up, said John Halamka, MD, during a healthcare IT policy discussion. “There’s a perfect storm happening.”
As the viability of long-term telehealth reimbursement continues to hang in the balance, how can healthcare organizations prepare? What can leaders reasonably expect? Joe Kvedar, MD, shares his thoughts.
With one major milestone of the interoperability rule checked off and another approaching quickly, it’s time for leaders to “take the reins and turn these rules into actionable insights for clinicians and patients,” according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform.
Despite the unfortunate timing of being released right as COVID-19 reached pandemic status, the final rule on interoperability and patient access is a significant step for the industry, says Michael Lipinski of ONC.