The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved several requests by the American Telemedicine Association to expand healthcare services that are eligible for reimbursement. In the agency’s proposed Medicare rulemaking for 2015, coverage has been expanded to include:
- More psychotherapy allowances
- Prolonged serves in the office
- Annual wellness visits
- Remote testing
- Non-face-to-face chronic care services.
This is part of an overall trend: in fact, Medicaid coverage of telemedicine has increased in 20 states and 21states now mandate private insurance coverage. The new CMS proposals are slated to go into effect January 1, 2015 and the notice can be found here.
And for our Quick Guide to one of the most reimburseable forms of telemedicine, click here: