Medicare Recognizes Communication Technology Advance: A Perspective on New Virtual Care Codes

In general, telemedicine is both synchronous and asynchronous! A two way consult medium between the provider and the patient, real time are examples of synchronous programs. The proposal made by the CMS to cover non face to face services is a validation of asynchronous telemedicine, recognizing it! It is a strong message to health plans and medical facilities, that provider can deliver with clinically validated interfaces like asynchronous telemedicine.

The three HCPCS codes as proposed by CMS for specific conditions are:

• Titled “Brief Communication Technology-Based Service”, it covers the virtual check ins

• Titled “Remote Evaluation of Pre-Recorded Patient Information”, it covers asynchronous video and image

• Titled “Inter-professional Internet Consultation,” it covers internet consults on a peer to peer basis

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is trying to expand the scope across Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), rural areas. Encourage a broader range of services as CMS propose to use new codes under the Physician Fee Schedule and separately reimburse such services!

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