The Future of Digital Health Coding and Payment

Tuesday, April 18 at 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM CT
South Building, Level 4 | S406 A

Across the healthcare system, changes in reimbursement and payment policies are impacting the integration of tech-based services and tools, such as remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence, into the care continuum. As one example, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) continues to update its Medicare payment policies to incrementally support the use of health technology that improve outcomes and reduce costs, while also supporting the shift of the Medicare system from a fee-for-service system to a value-based one. While breakthroughs over the last five years are important to understand and track, a great deal of work remains to be done and digital health coding/payment questions and concerns remain top of mind for providers, patients, technology developers, and others. Join this session to learn about and participate in a dialogue on: - The state of play regarding coverage and payment for services derived from the use of digital health tools in Medicare, and the impact it has on the wider healthcare system; - Opportunities to make your voice heard in related policy development processes; and - Next steps/milestones for coding and payment policies impacting the uptake of digital health technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the discrete ways in which the use of digital health tech improves patient outcomes while reducing costs
  • Explain the state of play regarding reimbursement for use of digital health tools in Medicare, and understand its impact on the broader healthcare ecosystem
  • Identity challenges and opportunities to the uptake of digital health tools in Medicare
  • Decide how these challenges and opportunities to the uptake of digital health tools affect your organization, and what actions you can take accordingly
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Brian Scarpelli, JD
Senior Policy Counsel
ACT | The App Association’s Connected Health Initiative (CHI)
Robert Jarrin, JD
Strategic Advisor