In an interview with Becker’s Hospital Review, CEO of emocha Sebastian Seiguer discusses CMS’ 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program. Under the proposed revisions to the rule, the telehealth services reimbursed by Medicare would greatly expand, and telehealth visits would cost Medicare less. “The proposed rule offers an entirely new framework for telehealth reimbursement,” said Seiguer. In highlighting the importance of asynchronous telehealth, Seiguer details patient-provider convenience, connectivity limitations of live-streaming video interactions, and efficiency. Moreover, the proposed code offers mobile health solutions potential to leverage solutions for treatment adherence that were not previously possible: due to factors including time constraints and logistical burdens. 

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