CMS has approved risk adjustment for diagnosis captured via telehealth with a brief press release for all encounters that would meet risk adjustment criteria had they been face to face. As this rule is novel in its scope and application we’re hearing quite a bit of chatter and confusion around the nuances of implementing these new policies.
We’ve reached out to our experts and have compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts in the hopes of resolving some of the confusion.
Telehealth Risk Adjustment Do’s
Telehealth Risk Adjustment Don'ts
It really helped when you said that we need to ensure that the services they provide would meet the required standard in EDS submissions regarding the documents. I will keep that in mind because I plan to find a tele-nocturnist this evening. It will be a service that we need for my grandmother who cannot go out anymore due to her mobility issues.
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