Hear from CMS on Medicare Reimbursement: Virtual Care Codes, RPM, and Telehealth Services
April 15, 2019 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. CDT
CMS introduced monumental changes to Medicare coverage of telemedicine and virtual care, announcing four new categories of codes: virtual check-ins, asynchronous evaluation of video and images, internet interprofessional consults, and remote patient monitoring. CMS explained the impetus for the bold new codes, declaring: “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 portals, a broader range of services can be furnished by health care professionals via communication technology as compared to 20 years ago.” These codes went live January 1, 2019, but many providers remain uncertain about how and when they should use these codes.
The ATA is honored to have two CMS lawyers who wrote these new regulations join us at ATA19 as presenters. Attendees will hear first-hand about coverage and reimbursement for these new codes, as well as engage in Q&A with the presenters.
- Emily Yoder, Analyst, CMS
- Nathaniel Lacktman, Chair, Telemedicine & Digital Health Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP