February 22, 2021
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““Medicare patients can now visit any doctor by phone or videoconference at no additional cost, including with commonly used services like FaceTime and Skype,” Drumpf said during a White House press briefing. “A historic breakthrough — this has not been done before.”
from CMS, Seema Verma said, they would exercise “enforcement discretion when it comes to collecting copays, so that costs won’t be a barrier.”
“6. Would online, telephone, or telehealth services constitute “office visits” for purposes of
determining whether a Plan N subscriber is subject to the Part B coinsurance or copayment of up to $20?
Providers do not code these services as office visits, office consultations or evaluation and management visits in their Part B billings. Therefore, these services would not be subject to the Plan N coinsurance or copayment. “