Question Telemedicine -Medicare AWV and Problem Focused E/M

rbetton

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Is there guideline regarding performing dual visit during a telemedicine (Audio/video) call? Providers are asking if they can perform the Medicare AWV during the same encounter/session of a problem focused E/M call.
 

SharonCollachi

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If you can bill it if its done in the office, you can bill it if it is done via telemedicine (for now, during the pandemic, and specifically for office-visit-related items).

However, that does not answer the question, "SHOULD you do it?". Our malpractice carrier is seeing a spike in cases related to telemedicine visits because doctors are missing things they would pick up on in person. So why expose yourself to that risk if you don't have to?
 
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