Whether you're a telemedicine veteran or exploring remote patient care for the first time, we've got you covered.
The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred unprecedented demand for telemedicine services, leaving many frontline physicians looking for ways to incorporate telecommunications technology into their practices. In response to the global health crisis, the federal government has temporarily relaxed privacy regulations to enable physicians to practice telehealth more broadly. If you’re considering adoption of telehealth into your practice for the first time, making the transition might be easier than you think.
The following resources can help you determine whether your practice is a good fit for telehealth and assist you through implementation, HIPAA requirements, coding and payment.
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News: HHS and the FCC are partnering on a $200 million telehealth program to support expansion of telehealth to rural and underserved communities. Full info and application is here: https://www.fcc.gov/covid-19-telehealth-program
Watch this AOA/AOIA webinar, recorded April 9, to learn more about Waiver 1135’s significant changes to Medicare’s telemedicine service qualifications. Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, discusses CPT/HCPCS codes, issues of place of service and ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes.Watch now
Watch this AOA/AOIA webinar, recorded April 7, to learn more about the new telehealth and technology codes that are available to physicians. Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, explains best practices for telehealth billing and coding.Watch now
Watch this AOA/AOIA webinar, recorded April 6, to learn more about the OCR’s new COVID-19 guidance on HIPAA and the federal civil rights laws, as it pertains to telemedicine. Lee Hamil Little, JD & Brian Tuttle, CPHIT, CPA, CHA, CBRA, CISSP, walk physicians through common do’s and don’ts.Watch now
Watch this AOA webinar, recorded March 25, to learn how to “Successfully Practice Medicine From a Distance” through telemedicine. Osteopathic family physician and telehealth veteran Michael Brown, DO, shares his experiences as the first physician in his state to adopt telehealth.Watch now
The AOA has created a practice guide highlighting telehealth updates to aid physicians with implementation in their practices. View the latest information on federal policies, participating health plans, CMS recommendations and private payer coding protocols.View the guide
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have enacted emergency regulations to enable more physicians to adopt telemedicine. View a state-by-state breakdown showing status of telehealth expansion and licensing waivers.Learn more
The American Osteopathic Information Association (AOIA) has put together a list of free services physicians can use for telehealth consultations, including free or low-cost platforms offering their services to physicians during the pandemic.Learn more