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CMS Adds 11 Procedures To List Of Telehealth Services It Will Cover During Pandemic

Thursday, October 15, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Diane Berg
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Bloomberg Law (10/14, Lee, Subscription Publication) reports “Medicare will pay for heart and lung rehab conducted via telemedicine for the duration of the public emergency, the federal Medicare agency said Wednesday.” CMS “added 11 procedures, including various types of heart and lung services, to its list of telehealth services it will pay for throughout the pandemic.”

FierceHealthcare (10/14, King) reports “the additions announced Wednesday” are “the latest push by the agency to accelerate use of telehealth by removing reimbursement barriers.” CMS “is also giving support to state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program agencies to expand access to telehealth.”