CCHP Releases Updated Telehealth Billing Guide

Center for Connected Health Policy

March 16, 2021

The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has released a new updated telehealth billing guide as a follow up to its 2020 billing guide to provide a helpful tool for healthcare entities trying to navigate the complexities of billing for telehealth and virtually delivered services.

The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has released a new updated telehealth billing guide as a follow up to its 2020 billing guide to provide a helpful tool for healthcare entities trying to navigate the complexities of billing for telehealth and virtually delivered services. Policy changes during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) have only made telehealth billing rules more nuanced. The updated billing guide addresses whether or not there is reimbursement for telehealth both generally and/or during the PHE, as well as how to correctly bill for a telehealth encounter, which is one of the most common policy questions CCHP receives as the National Telehealth Policy Resource Center (NTRC – P). Further complicating the billing process is the need to understand whether current rules are only applicable during the pandemic as well as the fact that payer policies continue to vary from payer to payer. For example, policies that apply to a Medicare beneficiary remain different than those that apply to a state Medicaid enrollee or to patients that have private insurance. DOwnload the guide here: https://www.cchpca.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/2021BillingGuideFINAL.pdf Please note, this resource is only provided as a guide and should not be considered legal advice.