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CMS Update: Telehealth Restrictions Lifted (03-17-20)

In response to the coronavirus public health emergency, CMS has broadened access to Medicare telehealth services.

Click here for the Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

Click here for the Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Points to Note:

  1. Practices may now render full E&M services to patients in areas where there is no shortage of providers (99211-215 with appropriate modifiers appended).
  2. No originating site restrictions. You can evaluate patients in their home setting.
  3. Use of telephones with audio and video capabilities, we could use our mobile phones.
  4. Coverage for all telehealth codes including those unrelated to COVID (retroactive 03/06/20)

Updated Summary of Medicare Telemedicine Services

Contact us at info@medconverge.com if you have any questions or need further information on how to bill for your services correctly.

References:

  1. Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
  2. CMS.Gov List of Telehealth Services
  3. Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

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