At its annual meeting, the American Medical Association approved a list of guiding principles for ensuring the appropriate coverage of and payment for telemedicine services.
The principles are meant to foster innovation in the use of telemedicine, protect the patient-physician relationship and promote improved care coordination and communication with medical homes, according to the association. Currently, due to restrictions in section 1834(m) of the Social Security Act, there is no coverage for services originating from a beneficiarys home (even for the homebound), a hospice and other common non?medical locations from which a beneficiary seeks service.
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