Tag: 2019 Physician Fee Schedule

CMS will cover virtual care for the first time

Medicare will pay for certain communication technology-based services, the remote evaluation of recorded video and/or images and an expanded list of telehealth services. By Erin Dietsche On November 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized changes to the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program. One...

AMA Adds Connected Health CPT Codes, Pushes for Medicare Payment

The 2019 CPT code set includes new remote patient monitoring and internet consulting codes to encourage innovative care delivery and Medicare payment for connected health. September 07, 2018 – The American Medical Association (AMA) updated the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set in 2019 to include new codes for connected...

AMA Releases 2019 CPT Code Set

CHICAGO—The American Medical Association (AMA) today announced the release of the 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code set. There are 335 code changes in the new CPT edition reflecting the CPT Editorial Panel and the health care community’s combined annual effort to capture and describe the latest scientific and technological advances...

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program – CMS Proposed Rule – CPT Codes 990X0, 990X1, and 994X9 – Everything You Need to Know

CMS has proposed three new codes for RPM services, retitled “Chronic Care Remote Physiologic Monitoring,” which do a far better job reflecting how providers can more effectively and efficiently use RPM technology to monitor and manage patient care needs, including chronic care management.  If finalized, these three codes would...

Medicare Proposes (and Rejects) New Telehealth Services for 2019

Medicare Proposes (and Rejects) New Telehealth Services for 2019 Wednesday, August 8, 2018 The telemedicine industry was pleased to learn CMS recently proposed adding new services to its list of Medicare-covered telehealth services.  But what may be more interesting are the services CMS declined to add, and why.  This article summarizes the newly-proposed...

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program – CMS Proposed Rule CPT Codes 990X0, 990X1, and 994X9

CMS’ explanation for its bold, new proposal: “We now recognize that advances in communication technology have changed patients’ and practitioners’ expectations regarding the quantity and quality of information that can be conveyed via communication technology. From the ubiquity of synchronous, audio/video applications to the increased use of patient-facing health...

CMS Makes a ‘Landmark Change’ in RPM, Telehealth Reimbursement

Digital health expert Nathaniel Lacktman breaks down CMS’ proposed 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program, examining how it should boost support for services like remote patient management and store-and-forward telehealth. By Eric Wicklund July 20, 2018 – Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services unveiled...
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