Getting Paid for Virtual Encounters

April 8, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under COVID-19 for Employers, For Employers, Telehealth

Last modified April 9, 2020

CMS previously only reimbursed for virtual encounters in designated rural environments and the patients had to be physically present in a healthcare facility during the interaction. With the COVID-19 pandemic impact, CMS re-emphasized the programs initiated during the 2019 and 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rules and expanded its prior telehealth reimbursement rules. 

This article, written by Dr. Terry McWilliams, outlines various telehealth reimbursement requirements.

https://hsgadvisors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PI_GetPaidForVirtualVisits_TMc_20200326.pdf

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