The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added 85 more physician procedure codes to the list of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) encounters that can be delivered via telehealth during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic emergency. The addition raises the total number of Medicare FFS telehealth procedure codes to 191, which represents about 33% of all physician procedure codes. While CMS has historically paid for virtual visits at parity with in-person rates, during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic emergency, effective March 1, 2020, CMS has both relaxed the regulatory and compliance requirements for telehealth . . .
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