Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients are struggling to see their physicians. They are either showing signs and/or symptoms of the virus and need a virtual check-in, or they are scheduled for their existing appointments and cannot travel to the office for an in-person appointment due to fear of exposure, or because the local and state government officials have said most people should be staying at home and imposing a self-quarantine on themselves and family to help prevent the spread of the virus. During flu season there has been a second spike in cases, and with ICUs reaching capacity, Medicare patients and the general public are turning more and more to telehealth in order to see their physicians.
But, where does this leave physician practices in terms of solvency and reimbursement? What services are covered under telehealth? Are Virtual Check-ins and Digital services still billable? Will the PHE be extended past the January 23rd deadline, and what are the implications if it isn’t? You’ll discover answers to these and other questions when you register to gain access to an upcoming webcast, “Telehealth Update: Learn How to Stay Compliant and Protect Reimbursement,” led by nationally recognized coder and auditor Terry Fletcher.
Why This is Relevant:
As a nation, we are experiencing an intensification of the coronavirus pandemic—ICUs have reached capacity in many cities and towns, and Medicare patients—especially the frail and old—are being challenged to see their physicians. As the pandemic worsens, physician practices must understand the “flexibilities” to Medicare rules for telehealth which could help physicians remain compliant and solvent.
With expert insights and instruction from this ICD10monitor webcast, you can make 2021 the year you shore up your ICD-10-CM coding for secondary diagnoses.
Take this quick quiz and see if you and your team, like so many others, struggle with:
- Exactly what can you bill for a telehealth visit and are their modifiers or POS specifics?
- Will patients have co-pays and deductibles?
- Will the location of the patient matter?
- Are Virtual Check ins and Digital services still billable?
- Does the patient have to be established to the physician to bill for services?
- What does urgent or emergent care mean?
- PHE is slated to end on 1/23/2021, will it be extended, or will it end and what is the “new normal” for telehealth benefits for Medicare and commercial plans?
- Learn about the 1135 waiver authority
- Know exactly what services are covered under the telehealth concept
- Understand the patient’s share of cost during this time of uncertainty
- Know what providers can provide telehealth services, as well as supervision rules for mid-level providers
- Understand the post-PHE telehealth rules and reimbursement differences
Who Should Attend:
Physicians, billers, coders, collections department, APPs, mid-level providers, schedulers, office managers and administrators
Webcast Access Privileges: Only one login is allowed per webcast purchased. Discounted pricing for additional registrants is available. For more information about webcast pricing and requirements, click here.