APA applauds the administration and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) as they issue new guidance on the delivery of health care services (PDF, 638KB) during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Following recommendations from APA, effective April 30, 2020, psychologists can now provide many of their typical services by audio-only telephones. These phone only services will now be reimbursed for Medicare beneficiaries.
Additionally, CMS has added more codes to the Medicare telehealth list.
Phone only services are retroactive to March 1, 2020.