Answering your Telemedicine questions for 2018

There are a lot of questions about Telemedicine for the new year. Here are some frequently asked questions and/or statements about the service.

Payers will pay for Telemedicine services

Many commercial and Medicare plans have provisions for Telehealth services. It is up to your coding and billing staff to verify contract coverages and LCD’s for your state.

Telehealth will be a Billion-Dollar industry by the end of 2018

This is a WHO (World Health Organization) prediction.

GT Modifier as been deleted for 2018

A new POS (place of service) was created in 2017 for Telehealth services

Claims need to be submitted with this POS to ensure reimbursement. The POS designation is 02.

There is an originating site and a distant site fee

Register for our Executive Level Telemedicine Webinar

We’re hosting a live webinar on 3/20/2018 for coding and billing direction, with coding education materials.

Visit https://www.terryfletcher.net/services/specialty-coding-seminars/ to register.

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