Effective March 6, 2020, psychologists and other providers who treat Medicare beneficiaries have greater flexibility to furnish telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, thanks to a new law passed by Congress.
Further changes (PDF, 400KB) were announced on March 30, 2020, and have been incorporated below.
Additional changes regarding place of service were released on April 3, 2020 and also appear below.
More changes were announced on April 30, 2020 including the allowance of most psychology services to be provided by telephone without video. These phone-only services are retroactive to March 1, 2020. Additionally, CMS added more codes to the Medicare telehealth list. These changes are incorporated below.