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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).

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COVID-19 Billing: Telehealth and Other Communication-Based Technology Services

With the overload of information coming in regarding coronavirus, it can become difficult to keep abreast of the changes being made.

Here are some excerpts from the Medicare Fact Sheet on CMS coverage guidelines for telehealth services dated 03/05/2020:

Telehealth and Other Communication-Based Technology Services

Beneficiaries can communicate with their doctors or certain other practitioners without necessarily going to the doctor’s office in person for a full visit.

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