The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has created this video primer on how Medicare policy gets created, who can act to make changes and the difference between "telehealth" and "communications technology based services (CTBS)".

 

 

If you are a mental health provider, a number of changes related to mental health went into effect in 2022.  CCHP has created this video that takes a deep dive into Medicare Mental Health Policies for 2022:

 

Medicare Telehealth Billing Resources:

  • The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has created a List of Telehealth Services payable under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule when furnished via telehealth.

Looking ahead to 2023:

  • On November 1, 2022, CMS released their final rule for the CY2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  CCHP has created this Fact Sheet summarizing telehealth-related changes.
  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the declaration of the national Public Health Emergency (PHE) , there were a large number of restrictions on telehealth services related to Fee-for-Service Medicare reimbursement (among other federal policies).  A number of waivers and flexibilities were put into place in response to the PHE.  It is anticipated that the national PHE will come to an end some time in 2023.  To help you understand the impact this will have on Medicare policies, visit and read about Preparing for the End of the PHE - Provider Communication and then download this timeline of anticipated Telemedicine Key Dates.
  • CCHP has put together this video recapping state and federal telehealth policies in 2022 and what to look forward to in a post-PHE environment: