Starting March 1, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, Medicare is paying for services furnished to beneficiaries in all areas of the country in all settings. It will also reimburse for telephone services in line with traditional office visits throughout the public health emergency. Many other health insurers have also updated their telemedicine policies in response to the crisis.
To assist physicians during this challenging time, PAMED has created a telehealth reference sheet that offers details on HIPAA, coding, and telehealth policies for Pa. insurers.
We believe that insurers should reimburse for telehealth services and at the same rate as in-person services.