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07/15/22

HHS Extends Public Health Emergency

On July 15, 2022, Xavier Becerra, Secr​etary of Health and Human Services, extended the public health emergency (PHE) due to COVID-19. The new expiration date is the end of the day on October 13, 2022. So what does this extension mean for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services? Read below to learn more!

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03/14/22

Telehealth Under Medicare Extended Once PHE Ends

As many of you know, outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy delivered via telehealth for traditional Medicare beneficiaries was due to expire once the public health emergency (PHE) is declared over. Well, that has now changed due to recent legislation that was signed into law. In this article, I will answer the following questions: When will the traditional Medicare program stop paying for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy delivered via telehealth? Why did this change occur? At this time, when does the PHE end? Where can I access this change incase I need the reference? Let’s begin! Question #1When

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12/06/21

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Revises Their Telehealth Policy

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has revised their professional Telehealth/Telemedicine Policy for their UHC Medicare Advantage plans. The effective date for the revised policy is January 1, 2022. This revised policy will not only discuss Place of Service (POS) code 02, but also the new POS code 10 that becomes effective January 1, 2022. To access this information, click I hope you found this article to be informative. Thank you for being a Gold Member! All material posted on our website is intellectual property of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. and can’t be used, reproduced, or posted as your own material without prior

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12/06/21

UnitedHealthcare Commercial and Oxford Plans Revised Telehealth Policy

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has revised their professional Telehealth/Telemedicine Policy for their UHC Commercial and UHC Oxford plans. The effective date for the revised policy is January 1, 2022. This revised policy will not only discuss Place of Service (POS) code 02, but also the new POS code 10 that becomes effective January 1, 2022. To access this information, click I hope you found this article to be informative. Thank you for being a Gold Member! All material posted on our website is intellectual property of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. and can’t be used, reproduced, or posted as your own material

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10/29/21

UHC Medicare Advantage Telehealth Update: October 2021

On October 15, 2021, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) I hope you found this article informative. Thank you for being a Gold Member! All material posted on our website is intellectual property of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. and can’t be used, reproduced, or posted as your own material without prior written approval of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc.

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10/25/21

New and Revised Place of Service Codes for Telehealth

Effective January 1, 2022, there will be a new additional Place of Service (POS) code for telehealth and the current descriptor for the current POS code for telehealth has been changed. QuestionWhat is the new POS code for telehealth? Answer QuestionWhat is the descriptor for the new telehealth POS code? Answer QuestionWill CMS reimburse for telehealth services when billed using the new POS code? Answer QuestionWhat is the current POS code for telehealth and what is the revised descriptor for this POS code? Answer QuestionDuring the time that the Medicare program is paying for outpatient therapy delivered via telehealth due

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07/26/21

Cigna Updates Telehealth Coverage for Facility Settings

Cigna has announced an update to their outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy delivered via telehealth for facility-based settings. Per the updated policy, Cigna I hope you found this article informative. Thank you for being a Gold Member!

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07/21/21

UHC Advantage Telehealth Update

On July 19, 2021, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Medicare Advantage announced their continued expansion of telehealth access, including temporarily waiving the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) originating site requirements. UHC will extend the expansion of telehealth access for in-network and out-of-network providers I hope you found this article helpful. Thank you for being a Gold Member!

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