Medicare Now Allows Audio-only Telehealth Services

05/01/2020 - In response to requests from the Academy and other stakeholders, CMS announced yesterday that they will allow certain services on the list of Medicare approved telehealth services to be delivered via audio-only during the current public health emergency. The list includes MNT (97802, 97803, 97804, G0270), DSMT (G0108, G0109), and IBT for obesity (G0447) services. All existing aspects of patient eligibility and benefit design still apply. Coding and billing guidance remain unchanged.

The Academy supports this important flexibility that brings nutrition care to Medicare beneficiaries without access to interactive audio-video technology or who are otherwise unable to use it.