Expanded Medicare Telehealth CoverageEnables beneficiaries to receive a broader range of telemedicine healthcare
Written by Caleb Knight, Flaherty Sensabaugh Bonasso PLLC
To promote continuity of care and to help minimize exposure and spread, on Monday, March 16, 2020, the Trump Administration announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a broader range of healthcare services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.
For more information regarding the actions of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) in this regard, please visit: www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, CMS issued further guidance, which can be accessed at: www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/downloads/medicaid-telehealth-services.pdf. The homepage for general Medicaid Telehealth Guidance can be found at: www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/benefits/telemedicine/index.html.