CMS shakes up telemedicine, will pay for more services

On Thursday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a final rule for the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The lengthy (as in 1,653-page) document outlines numerous changes. For one, it increases physician payment rates by 0.41 percent for 2018 compared to this year. But a less frequently highlighted part of the rule is what it does for telemedicine. CMS will be paying […]

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