CMS taps TripleCare to study telemedicine at skilled nursing facilities

A one-year CMS study will investigate the cost effectiveness of telemedicine utilization in skilled nursing facilities.

Led by the senior-focused healthcare nonprofit The Trecs Institute, the study will assess the benefits of telemedicine in preventing hospital admissions and readmissions. TripleCare, a telemedicine provider focused on SNFs, will provide virtual physician services for the study, including during off-hours, like nights and weekends, when physicians are not present on-site.

The study, which will bring telemedicine services to three SNFs in Florida, is supported by CMS and Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration under the agency's Civil Money Penalty Grants Program.

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