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 CMS
Oct 9th, 2017
Medical centers in Mississippi and South Carolina have been named Telehealth Centers of Excellence by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), making them Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) primary research facilities for telemedicine. Each organization receives $600,000 in initial grants with the opportunity to receive $2 million in funding for two years. ...
Changes meant to clarify reporting and billing open a can of worms, instead. By Terri Brame Joy, MBA, CPC, COC, CGSC, CPC-I The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made several changes and clarifications regarding Part B billing for telehealth services in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule. What was meant ...
Payers vary on documentation and coding requirements for telehealth services. The rules for documenting and coding telehealth services are a patchwork. Guidelines for Medicare payers, although evolving, are well established. Private payer rules vary depending on the insurer, the patient’s individual plan, and the state where the services are rendered. Regardless of payer, you’ll need ...
Jun 21st, 2017
Telehealth company Teladoc purchased the giant physician consulting firm Best Doctors for $440 million, adding the company’s network of 50,000 specialists to its stable of 3,100 providers. Teladoc already provides 20 million members access to healthcare via the Internet. It also provides services to businesses as part of their benefit packages. Best Doctors provides patients, providers, ...