On March 11, CMS released a change request to display the list of telehealth services that were once available through the manual updates to now be displayed via a weblink going forward.
CMS is also adding CRNAs to the list of Medicare practitioners who may bill for covered telehealth services.
Lastly, the telehealth language has been removed from Pub 100.02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Section 270 and a reference added in text to see Pub 100.04, Chapter 12, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, section 190 for further information regarding telehealth services.
Implementation date: April 11, 2016
- Transmittal R3476CP here: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R3476CP.pdf
- Transmittal R221BP here: https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/Downloads/R221BP.pdf
- MLN Matters article MM9428 here: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM9428.pdf