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    Does anyone know if I can use an office visit e/m code, based on the documentation provided, if a patient is seen via web-cam?

    Any ideas would be appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Alisa
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alisa Dinneen View Post
    Does anyone know if I can use an office visit e/m code, based on the documentation provided, if a patient is seen via web-cam?

    Any ideas would be appreciated!

    Thank you,
    Alisa
    Are you referring to Telehealth services?

    "For Medicare payment to occur, interactive audio and video telecommunications must be used, permitting real-time communication between the distant site physician or practitioner and the Medicare beneficiary. As a condition of payment, the patient must be present and participating in the telehealth visit."

    There are additional requirements that can be found in section 190-

    http://www.cms.hhs.gov/manuals/downloads/clm104c12.pdf

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