Article updated on May 19, 2023!
Disclaimer: This article is current as of May 19, 2023 and if CMS and/or Congress makes any changes, an updated article will be published.
The public health emergency (PHE) ended at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. What providers of outpatient therapy services want to know is will the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse for outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth after May 11, 2023. In this article, I will provide answers to the following questions:
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Rick- thank you for joining the CMS calls. I am shocked that telehealth will not be permitted by CMS for PT/OT/SLP in a hospital-based clinic. I don’t think that was the intent of the APTA advocacy efforts and the subsequent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023? Is there a chance this could be reversed- since it was only addressed in an Open Door Forum?
Rick, Can you provide insight regarding CMS’s stance on providing Speech Therapy services virtually for swing bed patients. This would be for a rural Arkansas Critical Access facility.
That would be a no.
Has there been any clarification/response from CMS regarding telehealth for rehab agencies? Thank you!
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