Telehealth Reimbursement Update: Top Takeaways from CMS’ Proposed Rule

Telehealth Reimbursement Update: Top Takeaways from CMS’ Proposed Rule

Some very good news for the telehealth and healthcare community has transpired in the past few months that we’re excited to share. Here on the TeleQuality blog, we’ve covered telehealth reimbursement in the past (see our beginner’s guide to telehealth reimbursement) and an update is in order after CMS published their 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program which included several proposed amendments for increased telehealth reimbursement in its 1,400+ pages of regulation. Also, the deadline to submit comments to the docket was Sept. 10th and several key industry stakeholders and organizations made their voices and opinions known about the proposed rules.  

Let’s break down what new codes were proposed, what they could mean for telehealth reimbursement, and summarize the industry’s reaction.

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