The use of a telecommunications system may substitute for an in-person encounter for professional consultations, office visits, office psychiatry services, and a limited number of other physician fee schedule (PFS) services. These services are listed below.
Telehealth consultations, emergency department or initial inpatient (Effective January 1, 2010)
Follow-up inpatient telehealth consultations (Effective January 1, 2009)
Office or other outpatient visits
Subsequent hospital care services (with the limitation of one telehealth visit every 3 days) (Effective January 1, 2011)
Subsequent nursing facility care services (with the limitation of one telehealth visit every 30 days) (Effective January 1, 2011)
Psychiatric diagnostic interview examination (Effective March 1, 2003)
End stage renal disease related services (Effective January 1, 2005)
Individual and group medical nutrition therapy (Individual effective January 1, 2006; group effective January 1, 2011)
Neurobehavioral status exam (Effective January 1, 2008)
Individual and group health and behavior assessment and intervention (Individual effective January 1, 2010; group effective January 1, 2011)
Individual and group kidney disease education (KDE) services (Effective January 1, 2011)
Individual and group diabetes self-management training (DSMT) services (with a minimum of 1 hour of in-person instruction to be furnished in the initial year training period to ensure effective injection training) (Effective January 1, 2011)
Smoking Cessation Services (Effective January 1, 2012)
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