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CMS Will Continue To Reimburse Providers Who Use Telehealth In Their Diabetes Prevention Programs During Pandemic

  • December 03, 2020

mHealth Intelligence (12/2, Wicklund) reports, “Healthcare providers who use telehealth in their Diabetes Prevention Programs will continue to be reimbursed through Medicare during the coronavirus pandemic, according to guidelines issued this week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.” However, “coverage for virtual services in Medicare-based DPPs (MDPPS) will only last for the duration of the public health emergency (PHE), and that coverage doesn’t include providers who offer only a virtual DPP program.” The guidelines, “included in the final draft of CMS’ 2021 Physician Fee Schedule, expands on an emergency rule issued on March 31 that allowed MDPPs to use some connected health services during the COVID-19 crisis.”