Academy Urges CMS: Cover Technology-Based Communication Services

05/15/2019 - The Academy and other professional organizations met recently with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, urging CMS to cover technology-based communication services, including new online digital evaluation services, from non-physician Medicare providers.

CMS will take the request under consideration for its proposed 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rules.

The Academy was joined by representatives of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Association of Occupational Therapists, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, National Association of Social Workers and American Psychological Association.