http://www.hanys.org/news/index.cfm?storyid=3328 Thursday, January 23, 2014 Medicare Expands Definition of “Rural” for Telehealth Services

Effective January 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is expanding the definition of “originating sites” to include health professional shortage areas that are located in rural census tracts of Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Also, as part of the update to the Physician Fee Schedule for 2014, Medicare has added “Transitional Care Management Services” to the list of codes eligible for payment when provided via telehealth.

Contact: Karen Roach
Published January 16, 2014