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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Pediatric Telemedicine Growth

Pediatric Telemedicine To See Growth

Healthcare practitioners have always been welcoming to new technological developments that assure better care facilities for their patients. Telemedicine care is one such improved technological advancement that has played an important role in how patients interact with their physicians.

A survey by the Nemours Children’s Health systems showed that the telemedicine in the pediatricmedical field is steadily increasing.

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