Telehealth services to limit the spread of COVID-19

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded access to Medicare telehealth services so that members can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility.

CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkits for General Practitioners and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Providers

Medicare FFS Response to the Public Health Emergency on Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Revised

The MLN Matters Special Edition Article SE20011 on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Response to the Public Health Emergency on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF) was updated to cover the use of modifiers on telehealth claims and to explain that the DR condition code is not needed on telehealth claims under the waiver.

CMS Adult Elective Surgery and Procedures Recommendationsopens PDF file

CMS continues to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation and assess options to bring relief to clinicians. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 visit the webpage. For complete and updated information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website.