Tag: Telehealth Codes

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The 2023 Telehealth Service Codes Physicians Need to Know

Question: Could you kindly provide us with the updated telehealth services codes for the year 2023? Response: Regarding Medicare Telehealth Services for the year 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are introducing fresh Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to the compilation of Medicare telehealth services. More precisely, the subsequent HCPCS […]
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How CPT codes help track COVID-19 vaccine life cycle

The ability to rapidly and accurately report such granular detail requires a robust data infrastructure. Instrumental to this infrastructure are the specific AMA Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) product and administrative codes related to COVID-19 vaccines. Long described as the “common language of medicine,” the CPT code set is kept current through the work of the CPT Editorial Panel, […]
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2021 E/M Guidelines FAQ

AAPC’s senior VP of products answers your questions about coding for office and other outpatient services. Ever since the release of the new 2021 evaluation and management (E/M) guidelines for office and other outpatient services, AAPC has been conducting numerous trainings through webinars, virtual workshops, conference sessions, online courses, and multiple articles in Healthcare Business […]
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2021 Physician Fee Schedule

Expect Give and Take in 2021 Physician Fee Schedule

After a slight delay, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized 2021 payments and policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Most notably, the final rule makes permanent several telehealth flexibilities introduced during the public health emergency (PHE) for the COVID-19 pandemic while also significantly overhauling reimbursements for many services related […]
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CMS Provides Medicare Reimbursement for More Telehealth During PHE

CMS recently added 11 new services to the Medicare telehealth services list, qualifying the services for Medicare reimbursement through the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The new telehealth services cover some cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services, as well as certain neurostimulator analysis and programming services. The additions to the Medicare telehealth list were made in […]
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CMS Adds 11 Codes to Telehealth List

Physicians can now offer more services via telehealth and get paid. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is adding 11 codes to the list of telehealth services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Coverage is retroactive to March 1, 2020, and is effective for the duration of the public health emergency (PHE) for […]
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New Behavior Assessment Codes for Telehealth

There’s a slew of new health behavior assessment codes for 2020 and, good news, they’re on Medicare’s list of services you can provide via telehealth during the public health emergency (PHE) for COVID-19. Check out this rundown of the new codes and who should be using them. Assessment Codes Include Individual, Group The health and […]
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Telehealth Codes To Know

There are numerous coding options when it comes to reporting telehealth visits and others that are not the traditional face-to-face office visit. There are numerous options when it comes to reporting visits that are not the traditional face-to-face office visit. This varies somewhat by payer, of course. Medicare has temporarily relaxed some of the geographic […]
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Telemedicine Takes Healthcare Into the 21st Century

Update your understanding of how to code telehealth services now and in the future. Without telehealth, the COVID-19 pandemic could be much worse. Imagine if practitioners were not able to socially distance their infected patients from their healthy patients. Think of all the people who would not seek medical attention if it meant leaving their […]
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Telehealth is the Future- and the Future has Arrived

For several years, we’ve seen Medicare and the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) manual slowly approach the age of telehealth. Despite a lot of discussion and many headlines during each of the past few years, the codes and coverage embracing the modern age of medicine have lagged far behind the technology. This isn’t […]
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