In CMS
Jul 16th, 2018
Virtual care—also known as telehealth or telemedicine—leverages technology (such as audio/video applications or patient-accessed health portals) to allow patients quick and convenient remote access to quality healthcare. Now, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increased coverage for virtual care services. Per CMS: Provisions in the proposed CY 2019 Physician Fee Sc...
In Billing
May 3rd, 2018
Telemedicine allows patients who otherwise may not have access to specialized care to receive necessary services. Payers have begun to embrace telehealth services as a positive benefit for these patients, but providers must learn the telehealth coverage and billing requirements for their insurer and locale. Telemedicine Is Gaining Acceptance Many states have approved of, or ...
Mar 28th, 2018
Millennials are changing everything about how we do and how we think, and their choices will challenge medical coding and billing dramatically, as revealed in a recent survey by EBRI Research. Here are some of the findings: Millennials have the highest rates of wellness program participation. According to the study, Millennials are nearly across the board ...
Jan 18th, 2018
A recent study by the University of Iowa finds that rural patients find quicker access to providers in emergency departments (ED) if using telemedicine than traditional patients. Telemedicine Study The cohort study of patients seen in 1 of 14 rural hospitals in a large Midwestern telemedicine network included 127,928 encounters. Door to provider time for 2,857 ...
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...