Category: FAQ

FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

What is telehealth?The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support and promote long-distance clinical health care, patient andprofessional health-related education, and public health and healthadministration. Technologies include videoconferencing,...

Top Ten Medicare Remote Patient Monitoring FAQs for 2021

On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a number of clarifications and proposals on remote patient monitoring (RPM) services reimbursed under the Medicare program. The changes, part of the advance copy of CMS’ proposed 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, are intended to clarify CMS’ position...

CMS Pays for Coronavirus Counseling, Other COVID-19 Billing Updates

CMS recently announced provider reimbursement for self-isolation and other coronavirus counseling and updated FAQs on COVID-19 billing for remote services and coronavirus testing. August 03, 2020 – Provider reimbursement is now available to physicians who tell their patients to self-isolate at the time of COVID-19 testing, according to CMS. An announcement released late...

Agencies Issue Helpful FAQs on COVID-19 Testing Coverage

On June 23, 2020, the US Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury issued tri-agency FAQs (Part 43) that clarify important health and welfare provisions under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which became law on March 18, 2020, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...
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