Tech Providers Optimistic That Medicare Advantage Plans Will Embrace Telehealth in SNFs

Implicit in the government’s decision to allow Medicare Advantage plans to cover telehealth services with federal dollars is a question: Just because insurance plans legally can do it, will they? At least in the early going, multiple providers of telehealth tech to skilled nursing operators have said yes — and the promise of plan savings […]

Real Time Medical Raises $10M to Expand Skilled Nursing Analytics Platform

The developer of a software platform that has brought substantial hospital readmission cuts to skilled nursing facilities now has a $10 million cash influx to expand its footprint. Real Time Medical Systems raised that haul in a successful funding round involving multiple investors led by SunBridge Capital, Real Time founder and executive chairman Scott Rifkin […]

CMS Trumpets Telehealth Potential in Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued yet another sign of support for expanding the use of telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities, pointing to a variety of studies that show the technology can save the government money. Writing in a mandated report to Congress released earlier this month, CMS highlighted multiple areas […]

New Medicare Advantage Telehealth Rules Signal Growing Skilled Nursing Opportunity

New guidelines that could open up telehealth coverage under Medicare Advantage represent a serious opportunity for the industry, according to multiple technology providers — especially as the moves signal growing support for remote care from key federal officials. Under a proposed rule released late last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) would […]

NYC Skilled Nursing Provider Sees Savings with In-House Emergency Staff

As skilled nursing facilities face pressures to improve care in an increasingly value-focused world, one provider has been able to lower its rehospitalization rate into the single digits by adding in-house emergency care. Call9, which is based in Brooklyn, N.Y., and embeds paramedics on-site at skilled nursing facilities, partnered with the Archdiocese of New York’s long-term care […]

Backed With $34M, Call9 Wants to Bring the ER into Skilled Nursing Facilities

With record-low occupancy, rising labor costs, and other pressures eroding the bottom line, the need for nursing homes to innovate to survive has never been more pressing. In their quest for innovation, skilled nursing providers are turning to new partners, such as a Silicon Valley startup offering a solution to prevent residents from going to hospital emergency departments. […]