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Limits on Telemedicine Adoption? Experts Offer House Testimony

If a number of recent studies offer any indication, the telehealth market is set to grow exponentially in the coming years, particularly as researchers continue to point to cost savings.  Yet there are still roadblocks preventing broader usage, particularly among smaller medical practices. As Clinical Endocrinology News reported, in July 31 testimony before the House […]

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CMS Proposes New Telehealth Reimbursement Options

Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the agency’s proposed rule for the CY2015 Physician Fee Schedule.   The 609 page document contained proposals specifically related to CMS’s reimbursement of telemedicine services through Medicare. CMS proposes adding the following services and related reimbursement codes: Psychotherapy services  CPT codes 90845, 90846, and 90847 Prolonged […]

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Question: Billing from Sites Owned by the Same Entity

We received this question from a member of The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL).  Because we received this question from time to time, we posed it to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the definitive answer: Question:  A telemedicine encounter occurs between two facilities, owned by the same […]

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Ohio Medicaid Poised to Cover Telemedicine Care

The list of states whose Medicaid programs provide reimbursement for telehealth care is poised to grow yet again, with the likely addition of Ohio. As reported by EHR Intelligence, both houses of the Ohio legislature overwhelmingly approved a bill that would require more comprehensive coverage of telehealth services. “Medicaid providers in Ohio will able to […]

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Do You Have a Telemedicine Billing Question?

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) is inviting you to submit any telemedicine-related billing question you might have . . . that you haven’t been able to get answered. Our goal:  We are going to select 10-15 of these questions and present them in an upcoming webinar or report.  We […]

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ABA Health Law Section Analysis of CY2014 CMS Telehealth Reimbursement

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule on November 27, 2013 for the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, and Other Revisions to Part B.  Included in this final rule are the provisions related to reimbursement for Calendar Year (CY) 2014’s telemedicine reimbursement. The Health Law Section of the […]

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Telehealth Now an Option for More Patients in South Carolina

For a significant number of patients in South Carolina, many of whom reside in small, rural towns, access to health care will be greatly expanded through telemedicine.  As first reported by Health Leaders Media, two of the largest insurance programs in the state—BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina—announced last month […]

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Emailing Patients? Most Phyicians Would Prefer Not To

For most American workers, it’s probably hard to imagine a workday that doesn’t involve a good deal of e-mail.  Indeed, one 2012 study estimated that the average worker spends more than a quarter of the workday reading or composing e-mail messages.  But according to a new study of six large medical practices conducted by Weill […]

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How To Determine if Your Telehealth Originating Site is “Rural”?

See Updated Information Below The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) routinely receives questions from telehealth providers on how to accurately determine whether their telehealth originating site (patient location) meets the legal definition of “rural” under the statutes and regulations for telehealth reimbursement through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. […]

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CMS Telemedicine Reimbusement Codes for Calendar Year 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a publication entitled Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Services for Calendar Year (CY) 2013  which outlines the newly-approved, telemedicine reimbursement codes for Calendar Year 2013. These changes were included as part of the Calendar Year (CY) 2013 physician fee schedule rulemaking process.   As a part of this […]

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