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TeleHealth CMS reg on admitting and discharging physicians

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    [SIZE=2][FONT=Garamond]I am being told by our billing company that per CMS rules a TeleHealth provider cannot be the admitting or discharging physician for our inpatient psychiatric facility.
    I'm having trouble locating that rule anywhere on the CMS TeleHealth guidelines.

    Does anybody have any experience with admitting or discharging physicians that do so via telehealth?

    Thanks in advance!!
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    That is correct. Here is a link to the CMS guide to telehealth - pages 5-8 have a list of the services that can be billed as telehealth. The only inpatient E/M services included here are consultations (G0425-G0427 and G0406-G0408) and subsequent care visits (99231-99233 - which are limited to one per 3 days via telehealth). Admission and discharge visit codes are excluded.

    https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Edu...rvcsfctsht.pdf
    Thomas Field, CPC, CEMC

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