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  • Telehealth Resource Guide

    by Samantha Holvey | Aug 02, 2018
    Table 1 provides a list of telehealth resources that the Telehealth Workgroup identified as being useful and informative for the industry. This list is not all inclusive. The Telehealth Workgroup plans to review and update this list semiannually. Please contact the Telehealth Workgroup co-chairs to have additional resources considered for inclusion in the guide.

    The scope of this document is to provide telehealth resources and the goals are to:
    • Provide a convenient place to access various telehealth resources;
    • Identify telehealth resources that are relevant, up-to-date, and represent a diversity of views on the topic; and
    • Provide relevant federal and state regulations and policies.

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WEDI Brief Outlines Challenges to Telehealth Reimbursement

Jan 13, 2017, 13:13 PM

Healthcare providers face many challenges in launching and sustaining a telehealth program – including finding the right CPT codes, if they exist, for reimbursement.

In many cases, a telehealth or telemedicine procedure is so new, a proper definition and guidelines haven’t been written for it yet, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) reports in a new issue brief. Without those definitions, payers won’t reimburse for the service - and if health systems aren’t getting paid for it, they likely won’t use it.

CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code sets, part of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), are maintained by the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel and used by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for definition and reimbursement. With terms like telemedicine and telehealth entering the healthcare lexicon over the past two decades, the AMA has been slowly working to refine the codes to include new services. The organization even launched a 50-member Telehealth Services Workgroup in late 2015.

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