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In ALL areas, not just designated "rural" areas, Medicare patients in their homes may have reimbursable office visits with their physicians through communication technology including telephone conversations. Also "virtual Check-ins" may occur with established patients when the communication is not related to a medical visit that occurred within the prior 7 days or not lead to an office visit in the next 24 hours. The patient must verbally consent to the virtual visit and must be counseled that the virtual visit would be billed as an actual visit in terms of deductibles and copays.
Medicare telehealth visits are different and require audio and visual capabilities in real-time. For full explanation and further instruction, please refer to:
Fact Sheet on this announcement.
Frequently Asked Questions on this announcement.