#1 2020-08-27 13:12:09

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Telehealth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

New information is coming out daily as the federal government responds to the outbreak of COVID-19.

The following is the latest in changes to Telehealth requirements

CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for Telehealth Visits    The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced that it will reimburse at the same rate as in-person visits for all telehealth provided starting March 6, 2020.
CMS Resources    Fact sheet on telehealth FAQs on Telehealth Waiver (PDF)    HHS and Telehealth    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will waive potential HIPAA penalties for good faith use of telehealth during the emergency.
Any “non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients can be used.” This applies to telehealth provided for any reason and does not need to be related to COVID-19.

HHS has also waived cost-sharing requirements for telehealth during the crisis

which means that providers are not required to charge any copayments.
HHS Resources    Statement on HIPPA and Telehealth Waiving Telehealth Cost-Sharing During COVID-19 Outbreak (PDF) The post Telehealth During the COVID-19 Outbreak appeared first on PCNA.
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