Final CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule Expands the Geographic Reach for Telehealth Services

By: Clinton R. Mikel, Partner, The Health Law Partners, P.C.

On November 27, 2013, CMS released its final rule, Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2014 (CMS-1600-FC) (the “Final Rule”).

With respect to Telehealth Services, the Final Rule adopted the Proposed Rule from June 2013, as proposed. As a result, the following revisions related to Telehealth Services have been incorporated into the Final Rule.

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