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CMS proposes expanding telehealth, more policy changes

(3 days ago) In the proposed federal rule on the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule, released July 13, 2021, CMS recommended several changes that would expand patient access to telehealth services for behavioral health care, a step that’s in line with the Biden administration’s commitment to strengthen Medicare.

https://www.apaservices.org/practice/reimbursement/government/cms-federal-rule-2022

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CMS Proposes Physician Payment Rule to Improve Health

(6 days ago) In CMS’s annual Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, the agency is recommending steps that continue the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to strengthen and build upon Medicare by promoting health equity; expanding access to services furnished via telehealth and other telecommunications technologies for behavioral health care

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-proposes-physician-payment-rule-improve-health-equity-patient-access

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Medicare Telehealth Update: CMS Releases CY2022 PFS

(9 days ago) Medicare Telehealth Update: CMS Releases CY2022 PFS Proposed Rule. On July 23, 2021, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) released the CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (“Proposed Rule”) which outlines several proposed changes to reimbursement of Medicare telehealth services. As a result of the COVID-19 Public

https://mtelehealth.com/medicare-telehealth-update-cms-releases-cy2022-pfs-proposed-rule/

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Trump Administration Proposes to Expand Telehealth - …

(2 days ago) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, consistent with the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access that President Trump signed today. The Executive Order and proposed rule advance our efforts to improve access and convenience of care for Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those living in rural …

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-proposes-expand-telehealth-benefits-permanently-medicare-beneficiaries-beyond

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Medicare Proposes New Changes for Telehealth Services …

(Just Now) How to Submit Comments on the Proposed Rule. Providers, technology companies, and virtual care entrepreneurs interested in telemedicine should consider providing comments to the proposed rule. CMS is soliciting comments until 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2021.

https://www.foley.com/en/insights/publications/2021/07/medicare-new-changes-telehealth-services-2022

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Medicare Telehealth Update: CMS Releases CY2022 PFS

(1 days ago) 1 CMS CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, Fed. Reg. Vol. 86, No. 139, pg. 39130, July 23, 2021; available here.. 2 Note: Services that were added to the Medicare telehealth

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/medicare-telehealth-update-cms-releases-cy2022-pfs-proposed-rule

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6 Key Telehealth Takeaways From the 2022 Medicare PFS

(4 days ago) In the 2022 proposed rule, CMS stated it is seeking comments of the future of direct supervision via telehealth. More specifically, here are the areas where the agency is requesting feedback: Whether this flexibility should potentially be made permanent without limitation after the PHE or if CMS should continue the policy for a short additional

https://blog.prevounce.com/6-key-telehealth-takeaways-from-the-2022-medicare-pfs-proposed-rule

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List of Telehealth Services CMS

(5 days ago) List of services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth. List of Telehealth Services for Calendar Year 2021 (ZIP) - Updated 08/17/2021

https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-general-information/telehealth/telehealth-codes

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CMS Proposes Medicare Telehealth Coverage in 2021 - AAPC

(2 days ago) The good news is: CMS is proposing to add the services in Table 8 on page 82 of the proposed rule to the Medicare telehealth services list on a Category 1 basis (services that are similar to professional consultations, office visits, and office psychiatry services that are currently on the Medicare telehealth services list) for CY 2021. See

https://www.aapc.com/blog/51520-cms-proposes-medicare-telehealth-coverage-in-2021/

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Medicare Proposes to Extend Coverage of Certain Telehealth

(6 days ago) The proposed Medicare 2022 Physician Fee Schedule makes a number of changes to Medicare coverage of telehealth, including a proposal to retain all the services added to the Medicare telehealth list on a Category 3 basis until the end of calendar year 2023. (As a reminder, Category 3 is for those services that were added during the COVID-19 public health emergency, but where there is …

https://www.capc.org/blog/medicare-proposes-to-extend-coverage-of-certain-telehealth-visits-through-the-end-of-2023/

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Telehealth after the pandemic: CMS outlines proposed changes

(7 days ago) Psychologists who treat and assess patients via telehealth, including audio-only devices, should pay close attention to the 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule, which outlines potential changes to health care services and reimbursement rates for all providers.If similar proposals are adopted by other third-party payers, all psychologists—not only those who work with Medicare

https://www.apaservices.org/practice/reimbursement/government/telehealth-after-pandemic

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appreciates CMS’s work to expand access to telehealth a

(3 days ago) Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule (CMS-1751-P). In the proposed rule, CMS looks to make access to some telehealth services permanent even after the PHE ends, which is a top priority of the ATA and its members and which further safeguards a “glide path” to post-pandemic care for beneficiaries.

https://www.americantelemed.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/ATA-PFS-comments-CY-2022-9-1-2021-Final-.pdf

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CMS proposes extension of Medicare telehealth coverage

(8 days ago) CMS proposes extension of Medicare telehealth coverage Provider groups are not happy with the payment adjustment included — a 3.75% reduction to …

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cms-proposes-extension-of-medicare-telehealth-coverage/603298/

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CMS Releases CY 2022 Proposed Rule for Physician Fee

(3 days ago) This rule includes several proposals to extend temporary coverage of some telehealth services and make permanent coverage and payment for other services. In the CY 2021 PFS final rule, CMS created a new category – Category 3 – for adding services to the approved list of Medicare telehealth services on a temporary basis. Also

https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/file/2021/07/cms-releases-cy-2022-proposed-rule-for-physician-fee-schedule-payments-bulletin-7-14-21.pdf

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Telehealth Groups Pressure CMS to Expand Coverage in 2022

(7 days ago) However, in the proposed rule, CMS considers requiring an in-person visit, not only within the ‘six-month period prior to the first time’ the provider furnishes telehealth to the individual, as stated by law, but also within six months prior to subsequent telehealth visits.

https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/telehealth-groups-pressure-cms-to-expand-coverage-in-2022-physician-fee-schedule

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New Changes for Medicare Telehealth Services in 2022

(1 days ago) Editor’s Note: This article is the third of a four-part series discussing specific telemedicine and digital health features in the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/medicare-proposes-new-changes-telehealth-services-2022

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CMS’s 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

(4 days ago) The proposed rule further requires that an in-person visit take place at least once every six months after the initial telehealth visit. CMS seeks comment on whether a different interval is necessary or appropriate when mental health visits take place in an audio-only format.

https://www.hfma.org/topics/payment-reimbursement-and-managed-care/article/cms-s-2022-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-proposed-rule--a-look.html

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CMS Releases 2022 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule and

(1 days ago) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule on July 13.This rule includes updates to payment rates for physicians and other health care professionals, expands the use of telehealth, clarifies evaluation and management (E/M) policies, proposes policies for the 2022 …

https://www.aamc.org/advocacy-policy/washington-highlights/cms-releases-2022-proposed-physician-fee-schedule-and-quality-payment-program-rule

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CMS proposed rules would extend certain telehealth

(3 days ago) CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. On August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Calendar Year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (PFS Proposed Rule). The agency’s proposals relating to telehealth and remote services are particularly noteworthy given the central role telehealth has taken …

https://www.dentons.com/en/insights/articles/2020/august/6/cms-proposed-rules-would-extend-certain-telehealth-flexibilities

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2022 Medicare Part B Proposed Rule Includes New Remote

(9 days ago) Although CMS addresses telehealth services in the proposed rule, there are no telehealth changes for audiologists and SLPs in 2022. CMS lacks the statutory authority to maintain the telehealth flexibilities allowed during the federal public health emergency (PHE), so audiologists and SLPs will no longer receive Medicare reimbursement for

https://prep.asha.org/news/2021/2022-medicare-part-b-proposed-rule-includes-new-remote-monitoring-codes-significant-payment-cuts/

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CMS proposes expanding telehealth reimbursement for mental

(Just Now) A comment period on the proposed rule is in effect until Sept. 13. Read more on COVID-19 coronavirus Telehealth Physician Practice Physician Compensation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/practices/cms-proposes-expanding-telehealth-reimbursement-for-mental-health-as-part-physician-fee

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Federal Register :: Medicare Program; CY 2022 Payment

(4 days ago) For the CY 2022 PFS proposed rule, refer to item CMS-1751-P. Readers with questions related to accessing any of the Addenda or other supporting documents referenced in this proposed rule and posted on the CMS website identified above should contact [email protected]cms.hhs.gov.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/07/23/2021-14973/medicare-program-cy-2022-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other-changes-to-part

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Medicare Proposes New Changes for Telehealth Services in

(6 days ago) Medicare Proposes New Changes for Telehealth Services in 2022. On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an advance copy of the calendar year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed payment rule, to be published on July 23, 2021. While the proposed rule introduces some new virtual care

https://mtelehealth.com/medicare-proposes-new-changes-for-telehealth-services-in-2022/

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Proposed 2022 MPFS: Expansion in Audio-Only Telehealth

(5 days ago) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2022 proposed Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on July 13, 2021. This year’s proposed rule, which signals the agency’s thinking around reimbursement for telehealth, RPM/RTM (check out our article on new remote therapeutic monitoring codes topics here!), and audio-only care, indicates that the agency is leaning …

https://nixongwiltlaw.com/nlg-blog/2021/7/22/q1a2h9vsec7j6gpcr37hf2sgy1qoa0

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CMS Releases CY 2022 Proposed Rule for Physician Fee

(4 days ago) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13 issued a proposed rule that would update physician fee schedule (PFS) payments for calendar year (CY) 2022. The rule also includes several proposals to implement changes to the quality payment program (QPP) created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015.

https://www.aha.org/special-bulletin/2021-07-14-cms-releases-cy-2022-proposed-rule-physician-fee-schedule-payments

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CMS Seeks Health Equity, Telehealth in Physician Fee

(3 days ago) July 13, 2021 - CMS has proposed a new rule that would update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and seek more health equity and telehealth utilization among physicians.. The proposed rule would establish a new conversion factor for physician Medicare reimbursement in 2022. CMS has proposed to decrease the conversion factor over a dollar to $33.58 starting January 1, 2022.

https://revcycleintelligence.com/news/cms-seeks-health-equity-telehealth-in-physician-fee-schedule-rule

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Telehealth, Split or (Shared) Visit, Critical Care, and

(8 days ago) On July 13, 2021, CMS released the Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule, which includes several noteworthy proposals related to telehealth, billing for split (or shared) visits, critical care, and teaching physician services. The deadline for comments on the proposed rule is 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2021.

https://www.bakerdonelson.com/telehealth-split-or-shared-visit-critical-care-and-teaching-physician-billing-proposals-in-the-cy-2022-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-proposed-rule

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Telehealth Expansion Post-PHE: CMS Proposes Making Certain

(3 days ago) In its calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“MPFS”) proposed rule, released August 3, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has proposed to make permanent certain telehealth changes that have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (“PHE”).The proposals include:. Permanent Telehealth Services Additions

https://www.agg.com/news-insights/publications/telehealth-expansion-post-phe-cms-proposes-making-certain-changes-permanent/

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CMS proposed rules would extend certain telehealth

(Just Now) The CY 2021 PFS Proposed Rule includes proposals to maintain an expanded list of Medicare-covered telehealth services and remote service flexibilities until the end of …

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/cms-proposed-rules-would-extend-certain-92898/

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The ATA Leads Industry With Comments On CY 2022 Physician

(8 days ago) The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) today submitted detailed comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in response to the CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule (CMS-1751-P). The ATA supports CMS’s efforts to make access to some telehealth services permanent even after the PHE ends, which is a top priority of the ATA and its members, and …

https://www.americantelemed.org/press-releases/cy2022-pfs/

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CMS proposes extension of Medicare telehealth coverage

(9 days ago) CMS is proposing to extend Medicare coverage of certain telehealth services granted for the COVID-19 public health emergency to the end of 2023 to help gather data that can determine whether the services should be permanently covered. The agency similarly suggested allowing for some mental healthcare to be provided on an audio-only basis going

https://mtelehealth.com/cms-proposes-extension-of-medicare-telehealth-coverage/

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The 2022 CMS PFS and QPP Proposed Rule: 7 Things To Know

(1 days ago) The 2022 CMS PFS and QPP Proposed Rule: 7 Things To Know. By gridlognews. August 29, 2021. 0. 6. Here are the seven things you need to know: 1. ACOs may continue reporting on a Medicare-only patient sample, but only long enough to transition. CMS bowed to pressure from ACOs and postponed its abandonment of Web Interface reporting in 2022.

https://gridlognews.com/2021/08/29/the-2022-cms-pfs-and-qpp-proposed-rule-7-things-to-know/

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CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule Proposes

(1 days ago) The Big Picture. On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2022. The MPFS establishes fee-for-service payments for physicians and specific nonphysician health care professionals for services furnished on or after January 1, 2022; as is typical, the MPFS proposed rule

https://www.manatt.com/insights/newsletters/manatt-on-health/cy-2022-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-rule-propo

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CMS Proposed Rule Addresses Permanent Expansion of Certain

(8 days ago) On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its annual proposed rule for payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Among other things, the rule proposes to extend the telehealth services that were approved during the COVID-19 public health emergency until December 31, 2023.

https://www.arentfox.com/perspectives/health-care-counsel-blog/cms-proposed-rule-addresses-permanent-expansion-certain

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Medicare Telehealth Update: CMS Releases CY2022 PFS

(2 days ago) Comments on the Proposed Rule must be received no later than September 13, 2021. 1 CMS CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, Fed. Reg. Vol. 86, No. 139, pg. 39130, July 23, 2021; available

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/medicare-telehealth-update-cms-releases-7201007/

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CMS surprises with therapy pay levels in 2022 Medicare

(5 days ago) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services pleasantly surprised long-term care therapy providers with several parts of the new 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule that it released

https://www.mcknights.com/news/cms-surprises-with-therapy-pay-levels-in-2022-medicare-physician-fee-rule/

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CMA comments on the 2022 proposed Medicare Physician Fee

(4 days ago) The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule.This rule includes updates to payment rates for physicians and other health care professionals, expands the use of telehealth, continues evaluation and management (E/M) policies from 2021, proposes new policies for the 2022 …

https://www.cmadocs.org/newsroom/news/view/ArticleId/49480/CMA-comments-on-the-2022-proposed-Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule

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CMS proposes telehealth changes under Trump executive

(3 days ago) Susan Morse, Managing Editor. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has started implementing the proposed rules needed to fulfill President Trump's executive order on Monday to make temporary telehealth services permanent, especially for rural areas. As directed by Trump's order "Improving Rural and Telehealth Access," CMS said it is

https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cms-begins-implementing-permanent-telehealth-changes-under-trump-executive-order

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Medicare wants to permanently allow telehealth home health

(7 days ago) CMS on Thursday issued a proposed rule that would allow home health agencies (HHAs) registered with Medicare to continue to use telehealth technologies beyond the Covid-19 outbreak. But there's a big catch: Providers wouldn't be reimbursed for telehealth services. The proposal is the first action by CMS to make permanent the telehealth

https://www.advisory.com/blog/2020/06/medicare-telehealth

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In brief: CMS moves on proposed rule, Paragon closes four

(4 days ago) 2 days ago · WASHINGTON – CMS has sent the DMEPOS proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget for final review, AAHomecare reports. A letter asking CMS to act on the rule, published a year ago, garnered 95 signatures from members of the House of Representatives, including champions on the influential Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees.

http://www.hmenews.com/article/in-brief-cms-moves-on-proposed-rule-paragon-closes-four-deals-vgm-updates-bid-study

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CMS expands telehealth coverage in physician fee rule

(9 days ago) The agency proposed making permanent almost two dozen new telehealth codes. A notable exception is Medicare's temporary reimbursement for audio …

https://www.healthcaredive.com/news/cms-expands-telehealth-coverage-in-physician-fee-rule-following-trump-execu/582850/

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