Charts Point You in the Right Direction When Coding for Telemedicine
By David Doolittle


As you are probably aware, many state and federal rules and regulations regarding telehealth have changed or been relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what types of telehealth visits will be covered, and which plans pay for what types of visits.

And that means you probably have questions about which codes to use to bill for telehealth visits and when should you use them.

So to help you literally navigate telemedicine coding, the Texas Medical Association created a flow chart that starts at the type of encounter and ends at what codes to use.

What could be easier? Well, how about a second chart that includes key aspects to consider before coding for specific encounters, such as e-visits, virtual check-ins, and remote patient monitoring. It’s all there.

To help you further navigate telemedicine now and in the future, TMA has created additional tools and resources, including a webinar (that is accredited for CME), a section in TMA’s Practice Viability Toolkit, and a dedicated webpage.

You can find more on TMA’s Telemedicine web page, Practice Viability web page, and COVID-19 Resource Center.

Last Updated On

April 20, 2020

Originally Published On

April 20, 2020

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Dave Doolittle is editor of Texas Medicine and Texas Medicine Today. Dave grew up in Austin, where he attended culinary school as well as the University of Texas. He spent years covering Central Texas for the Austin American-Statesman newspaper. He is the father of two girls, a proud Longhorn, and an avid motorsports fan.

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