The most frequently asked question among healthcare providers considering telehealth is “how will I get paid for video appointments”? Not all telehealth practitioners accept insurance, but for those that do, you need to know that you’ll be compensated, right? For a wide range of healthcare providers in most states, there is good news.
The landscape is changing rapidly, but here’s where we’re at right now:
- 47 states, plus Washington DC, have some level of telemedicine reimbursement.
- 39 states have telemedicine parity laws in place and another 7 have proposed telemedicine parity legislation. Parity laws mandate reimbursement by private insurers for telemedicine visits just as they would for an in-person visit.
- For current info on laws in your state, bookmark the Center for Connected Health Policy website. http://www.cchpca.org/state-laws-and-reimbursement-policies
- In most cases, you don’t need a specific CPT code for insurance billing for a telemedicine visit. Add a GT modifier in front of the CPT code you submit for an in-person visit.
If you feel the time is right to add telehealth appointments as an option for your practice, Clocktree is a simple and cost effective choice. You really can’t beat the cost of our Starter package. (it’s free!) Give our Customer Care team a call at 302-990-8935 for a demo.