When the CoVID-19 pandemic started in the United States, changes and waivers to CMS/Medicare policies came fast and furious.
Documentation and billing requirements were slow to follow to many of us but now, a year later, that information is still being defined. CMS/Medicare has a Current Emergencies page that has significant resources toward understanding what providers need to know for their documentation, what coders need to have in proper coding these services and billers in applying new rules in submitting claims for Telehealth/Telemedicine services.
Other insurance payers have their own policies. Some of these have officially expired and been extended more than once as the Public Health Emergency (PHE) continues. As the nation is vaccinated, questions abound on when the PHE will officially end. When it ends and what it means to providers of Telemedicine/Telehealth services is an important part of planning for your practice in 2021.
Why you should Attend: In the year since CoVID became a common place word in our vocabulary, many insurance have undergone significant changes to their Telehealth/Telemedicine policies.
CMS/Medicare has issued several Final Rules defining the waivers and changes to policies to allow providers to see patients and provide care in pandemic times.
Online resources from CMS/Medicare include FAQ's that now fill nearly 200 pages just for those listed for physicians and other qualified health care practitioners. Researching all insurer's policies and understanding the changes one finds is an imperative part of an office's plan in providing Telemedicine/Telehealth services.
Understanding documentation requirements is as important as having current knowledge of billing requirements including Place of Service and Modifier issues. This talk will not only discuss these topics but will show the participants where find valuable information and references to these policies and procedures.
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