This update will be made available on March 27, 2020.
In light of the current restrictions on face-to-face services, CMS has moved to expand telehealth coverage. They are waiving penalties for “HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients in good faith through everyday communications technologies”. They are providing some examples of acceptable communications technologies in this communication. Some state agencies and commercial payers have issued their own memos with regards to telehealth coverage.
Telehealth activity type
We are adding a designated telehealth activity type. It will be made available for EI, Private-Pay (Child), and Private-Pay (Adult).
Please check out the accompanying therapyBOSS clinician app release notes to learn about the changes that will make it possible for clinicians to document telehealth sessions.