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More Opportunities to Get Reimbursed with Telemedicine

Posted by Lawrence Kerr on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 07:30 AM

In recent weeks, we had some good news for those providers using telemedicine to collaborate and care for their patients.

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:

ClickCare Quick Guide to Hybrid Store-and-Forward

Tags: medical collaboration, hybrid store and forward medical collaboration, telemedicine roi, telemedicine reimbursement

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