Three New Covered Telehealth Services

Source: https://www.foley.com/en/insights/publications/2019/11/telehealth-medicare-2020-physician-fee-schedule

CMS released the 2020 final rule with changes to its virtual care codes. The new provision, officially titled “Communication Technology-Based Services,” introduces three new covered Telehealth Services. These changes were proposed as part of the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule earlier this year and continue CMS’ efforts to reduce administrative burden and cover more virtual care services in the Medicare program

Three new HCPCS codes (describing new bundled services for treatment of opioid use disorders) will become part of the covered Medicare telehealth services list starting January 1st, 2020:

  1. HCPCS code G2086: Office-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including development of the treatment plan, care coordination, individual therapy and group therapy and counseling; at least 70 minutes in the first calendar month.
  2. HCPCS code G2087: Office-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including care coordination, individual therapy and group therapy and counseling; at least 60 minutes in a subsequent calendar month.
  3. HCPCS code G2088: Office-based treatment for opioid use disorder, including care coordination, individual therapy and group therapy and counseling; each additional 30 minutes beyond the first 120 minutes (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).

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