By Monica E. Oss In the space of a few short weeks, the health care field saw changes in Medicare that had been on the “wish list” for decades. Telehealth services are suddenly a benefit for every Medicare beneficiary. The changes include the temporarily increased access through the Medicare 1135 waiver, which covers all office visits provided via telehealth in any setting throughout the country, for any physical or mental health service, and does not enforce the “established-relationship” requirement. In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added 85 more physician procedure codes to the list of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) encounters that…
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