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Question Telehealth

tg

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Hi,
During the Covid-19 PHE can a doctor bill for a call he made to a patient? How about to give test results over the phone? Do the regular rules such as call has to be initiated by patient, not originating from appointment within last 7 days or resulting in appointment within 24 hours or earliest available etc. apply? I have looked around a lot and cannot find it spelled out.

Thank you for your help.
 

juzubell

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The visit has to be initiated by the patient. If you schedule the patient as a follow-up telehealth visit....yes you can bill. Consent must be given and documented as such.
 

juzubell

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The visit has to be initiated by the patient. If you schedule the patient as a follow-up telehealth visit....yes you can bill. Consent must be given and documented as such.
Availity has a free webinar on telehealth that is good information...
Description

This free webinar is designed to guide healthcare providers on establishing the necessary infrastructure for a telemedicine practice. From proper consents to patient privacy issues to licensing requirements, this presentation will put your entity on the right track to creating a compliant telemedicine practice both in the COVID-19 environment and beyond. Attendees will receive a sample informed consent document. The presentation will also provide trusted sources for future reference.
Please join Michael Sacopulos of Medical Risk Institute for this fast paced, important webinar.

This course covers
  • Proper consents
  • Patient privacy issues
  • Licensing requirements
  • Trusted sources for reference
  • and more
 

tg

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What if initiated by patient but related to a visit within last 7 days? I am confused because we are using regular E/M codes as opposed to telephone codes where the rules are stated clearly..

Thank you
 
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