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June 3, 2020

CMS releases new COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare fee-for-service billing

FAQs cover outpatient therapy, telehealth coding and more.
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CMS releases additional FAQs on COVID-19-related waivers to help providers, including physicians, hospitals and rural health clinics. New FAQs include answers to questions on:

  • Outpatient therapy
  • Telehealth and appropriate coding
  • Federally qualified health centers

New FAQs under sections L (Medicare Telehealth) and M (Physician Services) address issues such as use of CR and DR modifiers for telehealth, documentation of telehealth services, reporting audio-only services that last longer than 30 minutes, beneficiary consent and more. All new FAQs are dated May 27, 2020.

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