The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated the list of outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services that can be delivered via telehealth during the COVID public health emergency (PHE). The additional CPT codes added are as follows:
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To view the entire list of CPT codes that can be delivered via telehealth and reimbursed by CMS, click HERE. Remember that once the PHE is declared over, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists will no longer be able to be reimbursed by the Medicare program for outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth unless Congress passes additional legislation./restrict]
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Is payment for the codes that were added 3/30/2021 effective January 1, 2021?
CMS states March 1st.