Post Acute Telemedicine:
CMS Paves the Road for Post-Acute Telemedicine Success
Shelton, CT (March 31, 2020) On March 30, 2020 CMS published a lengthy memo packed with positive improvements that will immediately benefit patient care for post-acute long-term care practices and providers. Significant changes to the telemedicine billing rules now allow many services to be provided and billed as telemedicine. Highlights include:
- Initial nursing facility visits billed using CPT codes 99304-99306
- Discharge nursing facility visits billed using CPT codes 99315-99316
- Assisted Living Facility visits billed using CPT codes 99327-99328 and 99334-99337
- Subsequent skilled nursing facility visits billed using CPT codes 99307-99310 are no longer limited to a single visit in 30 days.
These sweeping changes enable care through telemedicine. Providers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic now have some certainty of reimbursement during this crisis.
If you are unclear about what to do, we welcome you to engage TheSNFist™ Suite of products to access the telemedicine highway. The SNFConnect app, and charge capture app billEHR™ are the only provider agnostic products dedicated to serving the skilled nursing and assisted living communities.
For more information on telemedicine and these recent changes contact us below or at 203-567-5260.