Telehealth in a Pandemic

Telehealth Coding Resource

A detailed article on the Medicare waivers for providing telehealth services titled “Ready or Not, Telehealth Takes Center Stage in a Pandemic,” was authored by the CEO and Founder of Apollo HIT, LLC (Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CRC, CFPC).

It provides a review of the well over 200 services that may now be provided as telehealth services. The requirements for billing for office E/M services have undergone several changes – guidance on documentation and coding requirements for these codes is examined in detail.

It also reviews the requirements for telephone (audio-only) services that underwent a dramatic increase in reimbursement levels in the second Interim Final Rule addressing the pandemic, published on April 29, 2020.

The article is available here: Ready or Not, Telehealth Takes Center Stage in a Pandemic.