June 5, 2020
CMS recently announced a second round of regulatory waivers and rule changes to expand care to the nation’s seniors and provide health care systems flexibility. Though physicians applauded the new measures, they also said that CMS could do more to help primary care physicians recover from the financial toll of COVID-19. Some of the latest actions include the following: Health care professionals can begin implementing these actions immediately, CMS stated.
One of the most important details from this latest CMS announcement is that telephone visits will be paid at the same rate as the Evaluation and Management codes 99212 through 99214
-Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP