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Introduction to Telehealth Codes

December 21, 2016
The use of telehealth to care for patients is gaining more traction among providers, patients, and health care payers.  As telehealth services increase, more and more providers will want to offer these services and they will need knowledge of the codes for these services.  Currently, there are codes available to identify telehealth services.  Ongoing acknowledgment of the application of current codes or the development of new codes will further address the needs for coding for telehealth services and potentially address current challenges with adoption of new technologies for delivering healthcare services.

The purpose of this issue brief is to provide introductory information on codes for telehealth services, development of codes for telehealth services, and challenges with telehealth coding.