New Medicare Billing and Payment Schedule for Telehealth Reimbursements

, The Legal Intelligencer


On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that includes ­proposals to update payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2018. The proposed rule (CMS-1676-P) proposes to add telehealth ­reimbursements and bolster payment for office behavioral healthcare by factoring in overhead costs and ease reporting requirements for telehealth medical providers.

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