In CMS
Feb 5th, 2018
Modifier GT via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems is no longer required on professional claims when reporting telehealth services for Medicare patients. Instead, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) instructs, “Use of the telehealth Place of Service (POS) Code 02 certifies that the service meets the telehealth requirements.” An exception occurs for distant ...
In Billing
Dec 8th, 2017
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, modifier GT Via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems is no longer required on professional claims for telehealth services. Place of Service (POS) code 02 certifies that the telehealth service meets Medicare’s requirements for reimbursement. Get Telehealth Services Paid in 2018 POS code 02, finalized in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) f...
In Coding
May 8th, 2017
Modifiers GT Via interactive audio and video telecommunications systems and GQ Via an asynchronous telecommunications system apply only when reporting telehealth services. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules stipulate that as a condition of payment for telehealth services, providers “…must use an interactive audio and video telecommunications system that permits real-time commu...
Jul 1st, 2013
Provide healthcare at remote locations and, with careful reporting, get paid. By G.J. Verhovshek, MA, CPC Telehealth services allow patients to receive healthcare from providers at remote locations. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides payment for telehealth services, but only under carefully defined conditions. Here are the seven essential rules for reporting ...
In Billing
Dec 31st, 2009
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the telehealth site facility fee payment amount. Effective Jan. 1, the fee for telehealth services is increased annually by the Medicare Economic Index (MEI). For 2010, the MEI increase is 1.2 percent. The 2010 telehealth site facility fee payment amount for HCPCS Level II code Q3014 ...