Medicare-administered by the CMS will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.
Dubbed Data at the Point of Care (DPC), it aims to fill information gaps and offer a more complete picture of a patient's health and history.
Based on pilot studies, participants in Omada's DPP lost an average of 5% of their body weight, while 80% attended at least four weekly sessions.
The project, which is scheduled to run from October 2016 to October 2020, seeks to prove that using technology can be as effective as an on-site clinic.
Private entities, presuming they pay subscription to the CMS Virtual Research Data Center, will be able to submit research requests starting in September.