Medicare payment policies
Medicare policies for telehealth continue to evolve. Find resources on what you need to know for billing and reimbursement.
Telehealth policy changes
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 extended many of the telehealth flexibility waivers through December 31, 2024.
Some important changes to Medicare telehealth coverage and reimbursement include:
- Location: No geographic restrictions for patients or providers
- Eligible providers: All health care providers who are eligible to bill Medicare can bill for telehealth services, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
- Eligible services: See the list of telehealth services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Modality: Audio-only coverage for approved services
For guidance on billing and coding Medicare claims, see:
For details about Medicare waivers and flexibilities in effect, see:
- Coronavirus waivers & flexibilities — from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
For changes announced in the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule, see:
- Final Calendar Year 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule — from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services