Could There Be a Role for Home Telemedicine in the U.S. Medicare Program?

Publisher: In Advances in Telemedicine: Technologies, Enabling Factors and Scenarios, edited by Georgi Graschew
Mar 30, 2011
Lorenzo Moreno, Arnold Chen, Rachel Shapiro, and Stacy Dale
This book chapter looks at the CMS-funded Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine demonstration. The chapter summarizes participants’ use of the technology, intervention effects on intermediate clinical outcomes, intervention effects on Medicare services’ use and cost, and demonstration costs during the two phases. It also discusses policy implications of the findings in the context of health reform, particularly the potential role of home telemedicine in Medicare.