CMS To Pay Clinicians For Telehealth Services During COVID-19 Outbreak
In a change likely to expand use of telemedicine, clinicians will be reimbursed for remote conversations and services to Medicare beneficiaries for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, CMS administrator Seema Verma said on 17 March.
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