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    Healthcare Update: New CMS Guidelines on Telemedicine Reimbursement; OIG Releases 2015 Work Plan; OCR Issues Bulletin on Privacy in Emergency Situations

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    New CMS Guidelines on Telemedicine Reimbursement

    On November 13, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published in the Federal Register the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule with comment period, which includes expanded reimbursement for telemedicine services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The rule provides for payment of remote chronic care management. In addition, CMS added seven new procedure codes for telemedicine services, including annual wellness visits, psychotherapy services, and prolonged services in the office. The expanded coverage would begin in 2015. (Read more)

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