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Billing for Telehealth Encounters: An Introductory Guide on Medicare Fee-for-Service

The Center for Connected Health Policy’s (CCHP) updated billing guide for 2022, Billing for Telehealth Encounters: An Introductory Guide on Medicare Fee-For-Service is now available!!

With the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) tracking telehealth policy has become even more complex and varied, therefore the billing guide seeks to break down permanent post-PHE policies versus temporary PHE policy exceptions, as well as new legislative and administrative requirements relevant to telehealth billing. Many new requirements will only kick in post-PHE. It is important to note that recently passed legislation extends federal temporary waivers under Medicare 151 days after the end of the PHE. While the guide does focus in on Medicare, given the variance in Medicaid and private payer policies across the country, California Medicaid is used as the specific example state to highlight Medicaid telehealth policies. To review temporary and permanent telehealth policies in other states, please access CCHP’s Policy Finder tool.