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CMS Issues New Telehealth Expansion

CMS Issues New Telehealth Expansion October 21, 2020

Last week, CMS added 11 new services to the approved telehealth benefit category for services rendered during the public health emergency.  The updates include the following cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services:

  • Outpatient and intensive cardiac rehabilitation; with and without continuous ECG monitoring 
  • Interrogation of ventricular assist devices (VAD)
  • Electronic analysis of implanted neurostimulator pulse generators with and without programming
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation

The complete list of the CMS approved telehealth services is located at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-General-Information/Telehealth/Telehealth-Codes

We recommend close monitoring of the CMS updates as well as your other payers because coverage information continues to change frequently and payer policies vary widely.   HBE’s team of coding and compliance experts is available to assist you with conduct documentation and coding compliance reviews, review and development of policies and procedures, as well as providing customized education and training for your staff. 

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