CMS Issues Guidance on Telehealth Services in FQHCs and RHCs

04/20/2020 - In guidance issued on Friday, April 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services provided details on the expanded flexibilities given to Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics for telehealth services as allowed under the CARES Act for Medicare beneficiaries. Of note, any health care practitioner working for an FQHC or RHC can provide any of the Medicare-approved telehealth services as long as it is within their scope of practice. Practitioners can furnish services from any location, including their home.

Read the guidance for details on coding and payment for these services, which include medical nutrition therapy and Diabetes Self-Management Training.

This is a positive step forward for Academy members. The Academy will continue to advocate for members to be able to provide services across all health care settings and payers.