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Telemedicine/Telehealth Articles and Resources

According to the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP), "States alternate between using the term “telemedicine” or “telehealth”. In some states both terms are explicitly defined in law and/or policy and regulations. In some cases, “telehealth” is used to reflect a broader definition, while “telemedicine” is used mainly to define the delivery of medical services."

Regardless of which definition you prefer, this field has experienced nearly exponential growth over the last several years.

News and Important Information

Even if a code is identified as a telemedicine service by either the CPT code book (Appendix P), or on the Medicare telehealth list, that doesn't mean that another service might be able to be rendered via telehealth. Much of that depends on individual payer policies.

Also, be sure you are aware of individual state laws regarding these services.

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Telemedicine/Telehealth Articles

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E-Health is a Big Deal in 2020

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The new 2020 CPT codes are on the way! We are going to see 248 new codes, 71 deletions, and 75 revisions. Health monitoring and e-visits are getting attention; 6 new codes play a vital part in patients taking a part in their care from their own home. New patient-initiated ...

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Medicare Approves Reimbursement for Virtual Communication (G2012)

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Medicare has taken a stand to recognize communication technology-based services by approving two newly defined physicians' services that will significantly help providers who deal with phone calls and patient triage. One of these services includes:  Virtual check-in (G2012), which allows the provider to be reimbursed for communicating with the patient via ...

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Medicare Now Reimburses for Remote Monitoring Services (G2010)

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Medicare's 2019 Final Rule approved HCPCS code G2010 for reimbursement, which allows providers to be paid for remote evaluation of images or recorded video submitted to the provider (also known as "store and forward") to establish whether or not a visit is required. This allows providers to get paid for ...

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Proposed Rule: Expanded Telemedicine Benefits for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

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Telemedicine continues its rise, with new technologies allowing for better communication and access to more aspects of healthcare than ever before. Each year Medicare has made strides, albeit small strides, in their telemedicine coverage while commercial payers continue to make great strides, constantly improving and expanding telemedicine service offerings to ...

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Are you Ready for CMS' 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule?

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The waiting is over, the Final Rule for CMS' 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) is available - all 2,379 pages for those looking for a little light reading. As anticipated, there are some pretty significant changes. Most of us were carefully watching the proposed changes to the Evaluation and ...

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Patients Over Paperwork?! We have Great News!

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Spend more time with patients and less time documenting? Great Concept! Document meaningful information? Sound good? CMS is proposing just that! CMS released a new proposal July 12, 2018, focused on streamlining clinician billing and expanding access to high-quality care. The goal is to improve and restore the doctor-patient relationship, modernize Medicare ...

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Medicare Telemedicine Changes for 2018

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Find-A-Code presented a webinar on “Coding and Auditing Telemedicine Services,” on March 29, 2018, which did not include the new and updated CMS information published in the MNL Matters Number: MM10393 on January 2, 2018. New and exciting changes were introduced in this article, which is addressed below.  Originating Site Fee Each ...

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Mobile Health: Growing Engagement and New Responsibilities

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This week I'm blogging about an M-word. Not MACRA or MIPS, but Mobile Health or mHealth....

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Telemedicine/Telehealth Webinars

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Telehealth Policies for Medicare and Commercial Payers

Telehealth Policies for Medicare and Commercial Payers

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Coding and Billing Updates for Telemedicine Services

Coding and Billing Updates for Telemedicine Services ...

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Telemedicine/Telehealth Resources/Links



Reimbursement Guides
2020 Edition

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