• Medicare Telehealth Update Fact Sheet and FAQ:  Beginning on March 6, 2020, traditional Medicare-administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country. Medicare telehealth services require interactive audio & video and do not allow for telephone only services.
  • Billing: Medicare did not make any expansion to eligible providers of Medicare services. The FAQ above indicates Medicare requires POS 02 for telehealth services.
  • This guidance is for traditional Medicare only. Medicare Advantage plans have been encouraged to follow this guidance, but each plan has individual discretion. You will need to check with each MA plan prior to billing telehealth services.
  • Here is the list of eligible Medicare telehealth services.