Does TRICARE Pay for Telehealth for Outpatient Therapy?
QuestionDoes TRICARE pay for telehealth services for outpatient physical, occupational and/or speech therapy services? Answer QuestionWhat CPT code(s) do I use to bill for telehealth for TRICARE beneficiaries? AnswerThe TRICARE Policy Manual is not clear on what code(s) to use for telehealth services. Your first option is to contact TRICARE. Per the TRICARE Policy Manual, April 2015, Change 60 (March 13, 2020), Chapter 7, Medicine, Section 126.96.36.199, it states the following: “When billing for synchronous telemedicine services, providers will use CPT or HCPCS codes with a GT modifier for distant site and Q3014 for originating site to distinguish telemedicine services. In addition,