CMS Proposes to Expand List of Medicare Telehealth Services

    August 2012

    On July 6, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for the 2013 calendar year, expanding Medicare coverage to additional telehealth services. The proposed rule would also make a technical revision to amend the description of telehealth consultation services furnished to emergency department patients. If implemented as proposed, the rule would provide coverage for several preventative services when furnished via telehealth.

    Our publication summarizes the new telehealth services that would be covered.