On Thursday, July 13, 2023, the Centers for Medicaid & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Calendar Year (CY) 2024 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule (CY 2024 PFS Proposed Rule), which proposes policy changes to the PFS and other Medicare Part B issues, effective on or after January 1, 2024. As explained in our article, the CY 2024 PFS Proposed Rule includes several policy proposals that would change coverage of and access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. Among other policy proposals, the CY 2024 PFS Proposed Rule would:
- Implement the telehealth provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023;
- Update the process for adding, removing, or changing services on the Medicare Telehealth Services List;
- Change the payment methodology for Medicare telehealth services furnished to beneficiaries at home; and
- Extend direct supervision via use of two-way audio/video communications technology.
Read the full article to learn more about CMS’ proposed changes to Medicare telehealth policy.