CMS and Executive Order Propose to Expand Medicare Telehealth Permanently

We previously discussed how Medicare telehealth benefits for the patient health emergency (PME) had been extended for 90 days, but it was still unclear if/when Medicare telehealth benefits would return to normal (link to that previous blog) or if certain aspect would stick around even after the PME ended. Well, we recently got a little…

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The Impact of Medicare Telehealth Returning to “Normal”

Back in March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, as COVID-19 was drastically increasing the need for virtual appointments. This included expanding Medicare telehealth so all beneficiaries could receive telehealth in any location, including their homes. They also announced additional temporary rules and waivers to expand Medicare telehealth services,…

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2021 E&M Revisions: The Why Behind the Changes

(Scroll down for webinar) As you may have heard, revisions to office and outpatient evaluation and management (E&M) will take effect January 1, 2021. The 2021 E&M revisions guidelines were created by a workgroup put together by the American Medical Association (AMA). The group also represents the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Editorial Panel and…

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Telehealth Coding Changes During COVID-19

COVID-19: CMS Telehealth Coding Changes You Should Know For Billing As you have likely noticed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued to release telehealth coding changes that impact billing in response to care providers’ concerns amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. Because it can be hard to keep up to date on…

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