Wellness and behavioral health visits are among a few telehealth
coverage expansions the CMS wants to add to the list of Medicare
-reimbursable telehealth activities under a proposal released Thursday.
Providers also would be paid for telehealth services in rural areas nearer big cities under a geographical expansion in the proposed rule.
Rule writers are also attempting to further harmonize reporting requirements under the Medicare physician quality reporting program and similar “meaningful-use” requirements for clinical quality reporting under the federal EHR
incentive payment program created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
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Source: Modern Healthcare