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TIA Urges CMMI to Prioritize Telehealth & Remote Patient Monitoring

Arlington, Va. (Nov. 4, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, filed comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicare Services' (CMS) request for information on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation's (CMMI) Health Plan Innovation Model Concepts.

CMMI is responsible for testing innovative payment and delivery system models that show important promise for maintaining or improving the quality of care in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

In its comments, TIA urged CMMI to:

  • Examine remote patient monitoring for congestive heart failure (CHF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and diabetes, building towards the further expansion for eligible chronic conditions identified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services based on an annual review of the evidence;
  • Recognize that remote patient monitoring of patient-generated health data (PGHD) is increasingly being proven as an important aspect of any healthcare system, and to issue grants that build upon the growing body of evidence; and
  • Use every opportunity to utilize these advanced technologies and work towards a more connected health care system, prioritizing technology and platform-neutrality in CMMI program examinations.

Read TIA's comments to CMMI in its entirety at this link.

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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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