In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CMS broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Learn how your practice can provide or expand virtual services and get reimbursed appropriately for them.
With the emergence of the virus causing the disease COVID-19, there is an urgency to expand the use of technology to help people who need routine care, and keep vulnerable patients in their homes while maintaining access to the care they need. CMS broadened access to Medicare telehealth services so that beneficiaries can receive a wider range of services from their doctors without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Under the new 1135 waiver, Medicare can pay for office, hospital, and other visits furnished via telehealth across the country and including in patient’s places of residence.
NOTE: The information presented in this program was current at the time of the record date. Due to the fluid situation with the COVID-19 public health emergency, we cannot guarantee all details will be accurate or relevant at the time of viewing.
MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM
Maxine has more than thirty years of experience in medical practice management, adult education and general business. She has taught courses at various levels, including teaching business communications and accounting at Midwestern State University in Texas. Maxine has extensive experience teaching administrative and clinical personnel essential medical office skills such as medical terminology, coding, reimbursement, OSHA, and HIPAA compliance. She is adept at personnel management, government rules and regulations, accounting and budgeting. Additionally, her experience with practice marketing and development make her a knowledgeable and much sought-after practice management resource.
Maxine has served as an administrator of a multi-specialty clinic, where she was responsible for all clinic operations including medical records, billing and collections, OSHA, HIPAA and Medicare compliance, and all accounting operations. She also has experience in medical practice consulting, and has successfully launched multiple practices.
Maxine holds a MBA in business from Midwestern State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and holds three PMI credentials.
Gain details on the three main types of virtual services providers can offer to Medicare beneficiaries and learn how your practice can provide or expand virtual services and get reimbursed appropriately for them.
Maxine Collins answers these important questions and more:
Which providers are eligible to provide these services?
What are the payment requirements?
Which telehealth services are affected by the waiver?
When is the originating site waived?
Will I need specialized equipment?
How are Telehealth services coded?
When is a modifier required?
What about private payer reimbursements?
Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction and the downloadable PowerPoint handout for 6 months.
Comments on this session from past participants:
“Wonderful speaker with very valuable information.”
“Great Information and always very informative. Lots of great up-to-date information.”
“Provides intense instruction for the new telehealth/telemedicine issues that are occurring now.”