The Office of Healthcare Compliance office works to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations as well as University policies. Healthcare compliance at UConn Health encompasses patient care, billing and reimbursement practices and employee and student education.
As healthcare becomes increasingly complex, practitioners must understand and adhere to applicable laws to avoid consequences such as negative publicity, lawsuits, fines, loss of funding, or exclusion from participation in federal healthcare programs.
Q: Who is eligible to bill for telehealth under Medicare?
A: Under the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), telehealth can now be provided by all health care professionals eligible to bill Medicare for their professional services.
Q: How can I find out which services are approved by Medicare to be provided via telehealth?
A: On CMS’s website, there is a list of codes that are approved for coverage when provided via telehealth. The list can be accessed by clicking here.
Q: How does Medicare reimburse for services provided via telehealth?
A: Medicare pays the same amount for telehealth services as it would if the service were provided in person.