APR 27, 2020
Coding Top 10: Informing Patients of Covered Locations, Residents Furnishing Telehealth, History Documentation by Staff
Coding Top 10, May 2020
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- Time Frame for Telehealth Flexibility
How long will physicians be able to bill using the new flexibilities of telehealth?
- Informing Patients of Covered Locations
Can physicians inform patients that Medicare and other payers cover telehealth in new locations during the public health emergency?
- Coding for In-Office Emergency Patients During Public Health Emergency
We see emergency visits in our clinic. How are they coded compared to telemedicine coding for the 99201-99215 family?
- Testing Supervision Guidelines During the Public Health Emergency
Are there changes to supervision of testing services?
- Residents Furnishing Telehealth
Can residents furnish telehealth services?
- History Documentation by Staff
In telemedicine, can the history be taken by phone prior to exam by staff and documented into the medical record?
- Treating Patients in Nursing Home or Other Facilities
My physicians are considering going to nursing homes and assisted living facilities to do intraocular injections. I know we need to charge a nursing home visit instead of office visit. The place of service would be nursing facility or assisted-living facility. Would Medicare pay for Eylea, Lucentis and Avastin in a nursing facility or assisted living facility or skilled nursing facility? Can we charge a telemedicine visit too?
- Difference Between Telemedicine and Telehealth
What is the difference between telemedicine and telehealth?
- Usage of Locum Tenens During PHE
How long can a locum tenens (substitute) physician be used during the COVID-19 crisis?
- Virtual exams with New Nursing Home Patients
Our physician has been asked to see a new patient who resides in a nursing home. However, the exam will be virtual. How should we submit?