Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Medicare Advantage: Telemonitoring Cuts Admissions 44 Percent; ROI $3.30 per dollar

Geisinger Health Plan has conducted a study of elderly patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage who were treated for congestive health failure.

The key policy take-away is that these patients were members of Geisinger’s Medicare Advantage plan, which frees both patients and providers from Medicare’s bizarre, Soviet-style, price-fixing schedules. It would be very challenging to execute this innovation in the traditional Medicare program, because only very few types of facilities can claim reimbursement for telehealth.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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