CMS Rules Set to Overhaul Telehealth Services

Posted by Tess Meehan on Dec 3, 2018 5:00:00 AM

Although most Medicare recipients still receive their health insurance coverage directly from the federal agency, the number of recipients that opt to receive coverage through Medicare Advantage, a private insurance alternative, is growing. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expects nearly 23 million people to enroll in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans in 2019. Although these plans are administered through private insurers, CMS rules place restrictions on what benefits the insurers may provide. These rules place limitations on MA telehealth benefits as well, and the telehealth services that are eligible for reimbursement.

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Topics: insurance, telehealth reimbursement, medicare