Medicare Telemental Health Care Beyond the Public Health Emergency: Changes APA Advocated for in the Physician Fee Schedule
On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule, effective January 1, 2023. With the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) expected to come to an end in 2023, this fee schedule provides some clarity around the telemental health practice and reimbursement landscape post-PHE
As telepsychiatry has expanded, so has the number of online clinics. But as new and innovative services proliferate, one thing must remain constant: a commitment to high-quality, safe, and appropriate care.
Comparison of Telehealth Provisions During the Public Health Emergency, and After the Public Health Emergency
Under the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, certain provisions were applied that expanded Medicare telehealth coverage. View a summary of current telehealth policies (status during the PHE) and the policies that will be in effect when the PHE provisions expire.
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