JAN 1, 2014

Medicare Expands Telemed Areas

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CMS is expanding rural coverage of telemedicine services reimbursable by Medicare. In a final rule setting physician and lab fee schedules for CY 2014, CMS modified its definition of Health Professional Shortage Areas to "allow for the appropriate inclusion of additional HPSAs as areas for telehealth originating sites." The Dec. 10, 2013 rule adds coverage for:

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