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Medicare payment policies

Medicare policies for telehealth continue to evolve. Find resources on what you need to know for billing and reimbursement.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Calendar Year 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule extending many of the telehealth flexibilities through December 31, 2024. For a summary of these changes, see Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary: CY 2024 or read more at telehealth policy and billing for telehealth.

Telehealth policy changes

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 and Calendar Year 2024 Physician Fee Schedule 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 details about Medicare waivers and flexibilities in effect, see:

For changes announced in the 2024 Physician Fee Schedule, see:

Have a question?

Contact the staff at the regional telehealth resource center that’s closest to you for help with your telehealth program.