Despite the benefits of telehealth services, the general lack of reimbursement under Medicare has created persistent roadblocks when it comes to widespread adoption among U.S. home health providers. Over the past several years, telehealth services have proven their value when it comes to improving access to care for patients and lowering overall health care costs. As a result, federal policymakers have tried to encourage greater adoption, but those efforts, thus far, haven’t led to major changes. With the launch of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), some experts believe that telehealth may be the answer to navigating new therapy reimbursement policies. Under PDGM, therapy volume no longer automatically drives payment, meaning providers could look for creative alternatives to in-person visits.
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