Webinar: Outpatient Telemedicine Billing and Coding in the Age of COVID-19
The webinar, a partnership between Women Neurologist's Group (WNG) and NeurologyLive, features the latest updates from CMS on billing and coding for telemedicine visits.
By: NeurologyLive Staff
Published: March 18, 2020
Melissa W. Ko, MD, FAAN, CPE
As the COVID-19 pandemic rolls on, clinicians across the US are being forced to take their patient care online via telemedicine to reduce in-person contact with the hope of quelling the spread of the novel coronavirus. For many, this has required an immediate immersion into telehealth technology and the complex billing and reimbursement process that comes along with it.
In light of this urgent and growing need for use of teleneurology services, NeurologyLive has partnered with the Women Neurologists Group (WNG) to bring you an educational webinar on outpatient telemedicine billing and coding, including COVID-19-related updates and changes to CMS reimbursement.
The presentation is given by Melissa W. Ko, MD, FAAN, CPE, a neuro-ophthalmologist and associate professor of neurology and ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Ko is the director of clinical operations for the IU Department of Neurology and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute. Ko will be joined by colleague Kevin E. Lai, MD, for the Q&A portion of the webinar. Lai is assistant professor of clinical opthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, and is in private practice at Midwest Eye Institute.
**As information from CMS is changing rapidly, the following coding update is not included in the webinar: "CMS clarified on 3/17/20 that claims should be submitted with the POS 'telehealth' (02), with use of the CPT telemedicine modifier 95 for synchronous telemedicine service. Therefore, you do not need to document the code referred to in the webinar about a patient being located at their home/residence. You only need to use 02 for telehealth along with 95 if it was for synchronous telemedicine."