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Home Blood Pressure Telemonioring

A study published this week in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension found that 12 months of pharmacist-managed home blood pressure telemonitoring and pharmacist management lowered hypertension for two years.

ADA Reports 40% of those who died from COVID-19 had diabetes

The American Diabetes Association says nearly 40% of COVID-19 deaths have been from those with the disease, while 90% of the hospitalizations have been people with diabetes or other underlying conditions.

Widespread adoption of telemedicine, remote monitoring 'here to stay'

As the country begins to emerge from the health crisis, virtual tools have become a way of life for patients and providers, health technology experts say.

Trump administration announces $5B COVID-19 relief funds

The Trump administration is allocating an additional $5 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to Medicare-certified long-term care facilities and state veteran nursing homes in hot spots where the virus is has begun spiking again

Verma: COVID-19 proving the need for greater interoperability

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma said the COVID-19 pandemic has “exposed a lot of inefficiencies” in the healthcare system—with one of the largest being data sharing and access.

Senators call for permanent changes to expand telehealth access post-pandemic

The healthcare industry is speculating about the future of telehealth changes after increased use during the pandemic.

Temperature Checks for COVID-19

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, has warned that even when temperature assessment devices are used properly, they may have a “limited impact” on reducing the spread of infections.

Trump signs executive order to expand telehealth, boost rural health care

President Donal Trump issued an executive order Monday to support healthcare in rural areas by permanently expanding some telehealth services beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecting the Dots

This animated video provides chronic care management (CCM) services information for Medicare beneficiaries living with multiple chronic conditions. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of participating in CCM services. Visit to get more information about CCM and what your plan covers to help you get the Connected Care you need.

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"Silent" Hypoxia is Bringing COVID-19 Patients Closer to Death

Coronavirus Disease (COVID) pneumonia causes silent hypoxia, lowering the oxygen levels in a patient’s tissues.

Factoring in Caregivers Adds Value to a Telehealth Program

Telehealth programs that include the caregiver in the care management process stand a better chance of improving outcomes and quality of life.

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