Skilled Nursing Telehealth Bill Gets New Life Amid Coronavirus [Updated]

Telemedicine is drawing national attention from lawmakers as officials look to safeguard health care workers and patients — while nursing homes anxiously monitor infection-control policies to protect vulnerable residents from the global pandemic of the coronavirus. Expanded Medicare coverage of telehealth services was included in the recent $8.3 billion emergency bill, offering national aid in […]

As Coronavirus Concerns Grow, Skilled Nursing Facilities Find Relief in Telehealth — But Gaps Remain

With concerns around staffing and supply shortages in nursing homes amid the coronavirus, telemedicine has emerged as a key potential weapon, receiving the first-ever major green light for reimbursement on the national level — as part of an $8.3 billion bill allowing the federal government to cover remote care for Medicare recipients passed last Wednesday. […]

Based on Early Readmission Success, Excelsior Plots Skilled Nursing Telemedicine Expansion

Since the latter half of 2019, an East Coast health care group has used a telemedicine partnership to intervene in 100 potential hospitalizations, and within that grouping, definitively stopped 30 hospital admissions — in a collaboration with a medical device company that provides real-time heart monitoring and remote care.  In an effort to reduce unnecessary […]

[White Paper] Why Telehealth is Key to the Future of Skilled Nursing

As skilled nursing providers face a new Medicare payment system and macro-level moves toward value-based care, the pressures are mounting. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will upend the Medicare reimbursement math, while state-level Medicaid issues continue to strain long-term care providers. These factors may seem daunting, but one tool is rising to help combat these […]

[White Paper] Why Telehealth is Key to the Future of Skilled Nursing

As skilled nursing providers face a new Medicare payment system and macro-level moves toward value-based care, the pressures are mounting. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will upend the Medicare reimbursement math, while state-level Medicaid issues continue to strain long-term care providers. These factors may seem daunting, but one tool is rising to help combat these […]

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 […]

Skilled Nursing Telehealth Provider Third Eye Closes $7M Funding Round

A skilled nursing-focused telehealth provider with a presence in more than 200 facilities this week announced a $7.25 million funding influx. The Chicago-based Third Eye Health recently closed its Series A funding round, led by Generator Ventures, with plans to expand beyond its current base of skilled nursing partners. Third Eye provides remote physician coverage […]