Session ID: 
169

Medicare Reimbursement and Connected Health: Where Are We?

2:30pm - 3:30pm Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W315A

Description

As the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) takes on its annual rulemakings to update Medicare payment policies (e.g., the Physician Fee Schedule) while also working to implement the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s (MACRA) mandate to shift Medicare from a fee-for-service system to a value-driven one, CMS has begun to move towards integrating tech-based solutions such as remote patient monitoring (RPM) innovations. Even more recently, further proposals to incent the use of connected health tech in Medicare have been put forward by CMS. While these breakthroughs are important, much work remains to be done. Join this session to learn about and participate in a dialogue on: a) What is the state of play regarding reimbursement for use of connected health tools in Medicare? b) Opportunities to make your voice heard in related policy development processes c) Next steps/milestones for the uptake of connected health tech.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the discrete ways in which the use of connected health tech improves patient outcomes while reducing costs
  • Explain the state of play regarding reimbursement for use of connected health tools in Medicare and understand its impact on the broader healthcare ecosystem
  • Identify challenges and opportunities to the uptake of connected health tools in Medicare
  • Decide how these challenges and opportunities to the uptake of connected health tools affect your organization and what actions you can take accordingly

Speaker(s): 

Senior Global Policy Counsel,
Connected Health Initiative

Audience: 

Advocacy Grp Focus on Pt, Family Mbr, Caregiver
Government or Public Policy Professional
Investor/Entrepreneur

Level: 

Intermediate