APTA is receiving many questions about the recent regulatory waivers announced by CMS related to digital communication between providers and patients, particularly regarding e-visits and the use of HCPCS codes G2061-G2063. We’ve compiled this list of the 25 most common questions we’ve received so far.
Please note that e-visits are NOT the same as telehealth or telerehab services. Congress and CMS have not modified Medicare to allow physical therapists to the roster of providers who can be reimbursed for telehealth services. With that said, APTA regulatory and payment staff are working directly with CMS and private payers to seek expansion of coverage of telehealth services to include physical therapy services.
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