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When it Comes to Telehealth Reimbursement ‘Just Start Billing’

Posted on Monday, August 19, 2019 3:12 AM

Telehealth is a fast-growing service that allows providers to take better care of their patients and be able to spot any downward trends, which can lower readmission rates.  The issue is, most providers are uncertain about what is reimbursable.   

“There is some pretty good reimbursement,” says John Whitman, executive director of the TRECS Institute at The Wharton School. “CMS just passed 60 new codes in January for various telemedicine approaches. We are still working through some of the idiosyncrasies. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to Medicare in terms of how we are going to go for this, and their bottom-line response was, ‘Just start billing and we’ll see how it goes.’”

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