Under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is allowing Medicare billing for telehealth and telephone encounters. This document is a summary of CMS guidance. Updated May 12, 2020.
5-minute video synopsis of video and audio (phone) telehealth documentation and billing practices that apply during COVID-19. Includes who can provide and bill for services, which services are billable, acceptable technology, and recent changes to payment amounts based on site and type of service. Presented by Chris Jones, MD, Director of Outpatient, Non-Oncology Palliative Care at Penn Medicine.
Ready-to-use algorithm from a March 23, 2020 article in the AAFP's Family Practice Medicine blog.
Sample note for palliative care teams performing telemedicine assessments. Shared by Presbyterian Healthcare Services.
Sample reference sheet provided to palliative care teams on how to bill for patient visits in the hospital that are not conducted face-to-face.