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Big Changes Are Coming to Telemedicine in 2019

Harold Gibson

 Although there have been many discussions about changes to CMS codes and changes to E&M coding for 2019, some of the big changes coming to telemedicine have slipped under the radar. With changes to the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and new legislation passed in 2018, there are a number of different changes your practice will need to know in the coming year. Here’s a closer look at some of the significant changes in telehealth for 2019 that may actually help your practice boost your bottom line.  

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Top 5 Telemedicine Billing and Coding Tips to Remember

Patrick Dougherty

Since telemedicine is a fairly new care method for most patients, telemedicine billing can be a bit tricky. The guidelines for billing and coding for telemedicine are still being formed and they’re changing, and how you bill can depend on the payer.

In the past, when billing Medicare for telehealth services, the GQ and GT modifiers were essential. However, in 2018, CMS has largely eliminated the need to use the GT modifier on telehealth claims, although there are a couple unique situations when CMS still wants GQ and GT modifiers used. Instead, “Place of Service POS 02” codes must be used on claims for telehealth services.

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Increase Patient Retention and Revenue with Telemedicine

Harold Gibson

People today are looking for convenience and a variety of ways to communicate -- whether ordering lunch for delivery, taking an Uber to their destination or fitting in a quick doctor's appointment during a 15-minute window when their schedule is too busy to leave the office. Fortunately, the options for telemedicine continue to expand, and adoption rates by consumers of healthcare are improving. While many patients still appreciate the personal touch found in visiting their family doctor and the relationships built over the years with your practice, ignoring the opportunities presented by offering telemedicine means you're risking the loss of others who are treating healthcare as a commodity. See how telemedicine can complement your current offerings and increase patient retention and overall practice revenue.

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Telemedicine Billing: Must Know CPT Codes and GT Modifiers

Harold Gibson

Telemedicine billing can be a headache because a virtual patient visit isn't the same as an in-person visit, it has to be coded differently. This can lead to errors on claims and give insurance companies grounds to deny payment. In order to get compensation for telemedicine visits, billing departments should keep the following tips in mind when processing bills for payers.

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Telemedicine in Georgia: How to Integrate in a Medical practice

Harold Gibson

As technology continues to advance, it's become clear that telemedicine is the future of patient care. As this trend continues to emerge, it's important to stay up to date on all of the rules and regulations if you want to be successful. By learning how to integrate telemedicine into your medical practice early on, you'll have a head start when it finally does become standard across the board.

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Established in 2002 by a group of physicians, we are a national provider of medical billing services to group practices, clinics, and individual physicians. We also specialize in provider credentialing, payer contract reviews, and medical coding for a wide range of clients - from solo practitioners to multi-site, multi-specialty practices.

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