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CMS physician payment proposal nudges open the door for telehealth

By Evan Sweeney | Jul 16, 2018 2:10pm

Telehealth advocates are rejoicing over last week’s physician payment proposal that would reimburse physicians for certain virtual interactions, a move that some see as a significant first step in overcoming the telehealth payment obstacle. Buried in the 1,473-page proposed rule released last week by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services are several new proposals to pay physicians for virtual check-ins and reviewing patient photos or videos using asynchronous or “store-and-forward” transmission. CMS also proposed adding new billing codes for “prolonged preventative services,” along with three new remote monitoring reimbursement codes recommended by ACT, The App Association.

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