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What do I need to know about reimbursement for telehealth at this time?

CMS has announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services.

Read CMS’s Physicians and Other Clinicians: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 for more information. In addition, CMS has provided a Medicare Fact Sheet and Medicare FAQ.

The Centers for Connected Health Policy also has information available on Medicaid reimbursement in a state-by-state guide.

We would also recommend checking with your contracted group health insurance payers for their telehealth reimbursement policies.

For NC Members Only: Read more from the NC Medical Society on commercial insurers’ telehealth policies.

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