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Telehealth Billing for FQHCs: What the Future Holds


Telehealth has become more prominent since the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law in 2020. Prior to the CARES Act, telehealth services were limited to patients in remote or rural areas, and the providers had to be located at an approved distant site. However, the CARES Act provided flexibilities that made it possible for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to provide telehealth services to at-risk or underserved populations. In this eBrief, written by Jessica Whitney, CPC, CPMA, we discuss the evolution of telehealth for FQHCs, including: 

  • CARES Act billing requirements 

  • 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule 

  • Telehealth service codes 

  • Mental health visit requirements 

  • How telehealth reduces healthcare costs  

  • The future of telehealth 

  • And more! 

At AAPC, we’re committed to providing healthcare organizations like yours with the latest updates and rules to make informed decisions that drive better patient care and a more efficient revenue cycle.  

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