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Telehealth Gets More Coverage from CMS
HealthLeaders Media

New rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services significantly broaden coverage for chronic care telehealth services.

The rulemaking changes are inside the 1,185-page document detailing Medicare payments to physicians and other providers.

The American Telemedicine Association, which had sought the expanded coverage for five years, notes that among the rules are provisions that will pay for remote chronic care management using the new current procedural terminology (CPT) code 99490, with a monthly unadjusted, non-facility fee of $42.60.

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