Will Medicare cuts help..or hurt…telehealth adoption?

This article (New Markets Advisors’ blog) contemplates the changes that scheduled cuts in Medicare (US) payments may have on the adoption of telehealth and telemedicine by physicians.  It posits that lower payments will force physician practices to negotiate compensation by insurers for less expensive forms of care delivery, namely remote monitoring.  However beyond Medicare, will private insurers follow–or will practices simply move away from Medicare?   Not addressed here:  if adopted, who will ‘surf’ that tidal wave of data in practices–physicians?  Physician assistants?  Nurse practitioners?  Outside services?   The Healthcare Business Model – Medicare cuts to catalyze innovation?