Telemedicine for Gastro specialist

NAPLES, Florida
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Question, we are a Gastroenterology Specialist. and have been using telemedicine. On May 11th the PHE will stop. What does that mean for a group that is not in a rural area. Can we still use telemedicine Via Zoom, till end of 2023. Thank you in Advance , very confused of the policies.


Temporary Medicare changes through December 31, 2024​

  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)/Rural Health Clinic (RHC) can serve as a distant site provider for non-behavioral/mental telehealth services.
  • Medicare patients can receive telehealth services authorized in the Calendar Year 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in their home.
  • There are no geographic restrictions for originating site for non-behavioral/mental telehealth services.
  • Some non-behavioral/mental telehealth services can be delivered using audio-only communication platforms.
  • An in-person visit within six months of an initial behavioral/mental telehealth service, and annually thereafter, is not required.
  • Telehealth services can be provided by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or audiologist.
Source: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023