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State Agencies Send Out Reminder that New York Law Covers Telemedicine

Thu, March 19, 2020 1:46 PM | Babette Atkins (Administrator)

Both the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) and Department of Health (DOH) have sent out notifications relating to the Covid-19 outbreak reminding health insurers, physicians and hospitals that New York law requires coverage for telemedicine in the same manner as if care had been provided in an office setting.  For more information about how to start and choosing a vendor visit the AAOS Practice Management/Telemedicine center

  • To read the NYS Department of Financial Services circular letter, click here
  • For NYS Medicaid guidance click here
NYS Workers Compensation has issued amendments to allow telemedicine in some circumstances for social distancing purposes due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The text can be found here
Moreover, Congress passed a law last week that reduces current restrictions on Medicare coverage for telemedicine. A fact sheet can be found here.

Summary of Medicare Telemedicine Services

Summary of types of service, what the service is, HCPCS/CPT codes and Patient Relationship with Provider

Source: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet

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