CMS Plans for the End of the PHE

In an update on the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule from CMS, Foley & Lardner LLP provides a summary of CPT codes that will become permanent, be removed, or be temporarily introduced until the end of the public health emergency.

CMS grouped the telehealth services into three lists: 1) nine (9) codes that will become permanent; 2) seventy-four (74) codes that will be removed when the PHE expires; and 3) thirteen (13) codes to add to the list, but only on a temporary basis (CMS dubbed these Category 3 codes). Concurrent with the CMS proposed rule, the White House issued an Executive Order designed to enhance access to telehealth services under Medicare by charging CMS to create even more virtual care coverage opportunities. 

“COVID-19: Here’s What CMS Will Do With the Temporary Telehealth Codes When the PHE Ends,” Foley & Lardner LLP

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