CMS Signals Support for Remote Patient Monitoring with New Reimbursement Incentives

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Carrie Nixon
Rebecca E. Gwilt

Abstract

Two final rules issued by The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2017 gave physicians and other healthcare providers ringing in the New Year another reason to celebrate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has opened entirely new avenues for reimbursement of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) services in 2018, creating the potential for better patient outcomes and a boost to a healthcare providers’ bottom lines.

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Author Biographies

Carrie Nixon

Carrie Nixon is the Managing Member of Nixon Law Group and CEO of Nixon HealthNexus, a healthcare reform and innovation consultancy. She is an expert in healthcare law and policy issues relating to healthcare reform and value-based delivery/reimbursement, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), MACRA and MIPS reporting, Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), public and private Health Insurance Exchanges (HIM and PHIX), Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and mobile health/telemedicine. Carrie provides counseling in governance and regulatory compliance matters such as HIPAA/privacy and fraud and abuse restrictions. She represents hospitals and health systems, health plans, individual physicians and physician groups, pharmacies, post-acute care providers, telehealth companies and healthcare startups.

Rebecca E. Gwilt

Rebecca E. Gwilt is a Virginia-licensed attorney and Partner at Nixon Law Group. She provides legal, regulatory, and business guidance to health care clients, focused primarily on public and private healthcare reforms (e.g., ACA, HITECH, MACRA, bundling/accountable care), health information technology (including mHealth and telehealth), integrated care, value-based care, fraud and abuse (Stark, Anti-kickback, False Claims, and CMP), and healthcare privacy/security (HIPAA, FERPA, Part 2).  She also provides corporate and transactional services to healthcare clients, including business formation and dissolution, employment contracts and disputes, licensing, board and general compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and reimbursement. She has a particular interest in serving growing healthcare technology businesses.