Is Your Telehealth Plan Up to Date?

Telehealth has become more common in healthcare these past few years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for virtual visits tenfold. With social distancing a must, the convenience offered by telehealth has become favored by many when it comes to their healthcare, including dermatology. But will that trend continue once COVID-19 has become…

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CMS and Executive Order Propose to Expand Medicare Telehealth Permanently

We previously discussed how Medicare telehealth benefits for the patient health emergency (PME) had been extended for 90 days, but it was still unclear if/when Medicare telehealth benefits would return to normal (link to that previous blog) or if certain aspect would stick around even after the PME ended. Well, we recently got a little…

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The Impact of Medicare Telehealth Returning to “Normal”

Back in March, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, as COVID-19 was drastically increasing the need for virtual appointments. This included expanding Medicare telehealth so all beneficiaries could receive telehealth in any location, including their homes. They also announced additional temporary rules and waivers to expand Medicare telehealth services,…

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Practicing in a COVID-19 World: An Ideal Telehealth Visit

We’ve discussed telehealth visits a few times now because they’ve become increasingly popular and practically essential right now in the midst of COVID-19 and social distancing. This time though, let’s dive a little deeper into actually holding a telehealth visit. Having the right space, equipment and overall approach are important in creating an ideal experience for…

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Telehealth Coding Changes During COVID-19

COVID-19: CMS Telehealth Coding Changes You Should Know For Billing As you have likely noticed, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued to release telehealth coding changes that impact billing in response to care providers’ concerns amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic. Because it can be hard to keep up to date on…

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