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COVID 19 and Medicare Telehealth Services - Shared screen with speaker view
Dr. Harvey Richman
36:42
Questions are out of hand already!
AOA Webinar
39:04
The webinar recording and slides will be made available at: www.aoa.org/advocacy/webinars
TINA WOOD
48:01
I was under the impression, based on 3/17 press release by president, effective 3/6 and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare will make payment for Medicare telehealth services furnished to patients in broader circumstances
Lee Peplinski
56:14
Best way to document real-time (FT or Skype) telehealth
Rachel Foster
57:32
Does anyone have a consent document you are currently using?
Diane LoPresti
01:00:39
Is there a way to print the slides from this presentation
Lance Alpert
01:03:17
Is the time taken to call in or send in a prescription to the Pharmacy included in total time ?
Laichu Wong
01:04:09
Since we are unable to see the patient for the next 7 days from the inital visit, how should we proceed in the event the patient’s condition worsens within the next 7 days?
Amanda Robben
01:05:19
Can we charge self pay rates for this?
Amanda Wall
01:07:35
I am a little confused. Are we able to bill for just a phone call?
Gary Itzenson
01:08:08
Waiving the deductibles would mean collecting nothing for the service and actually result in saving the patient the amount they would have to pay another doctor. no reason an OD should do this IMO.
Matt Burchett
01:10:17
Can you bill the two G codes together?
Ann-Chi Chen
01:11:26
During a synchronous event, if we could separate the external photos from the exam, is it appropriate to bill for this?
William Atkinson
01:12:12
Our office voice mail says to call our cell phone for emergencies. If an established pt does this do they still need to initiate the visit via the patient portal? In other words can we get reimbursed for just a phone call?
William Atkinson
01:16:45
So can we bill for only established patients or both new and established patients?
William Kritzer
01:17:02
If during the history of the established patient with potential bacterial conjunctivitis includes fever, shortness of breath, can you order the COVID-19 test for the patient ?
Columbia Herzlinger
01:18:29
When providing telemedicine care, do patients sign a form prior to the initiation of treatment releasing the provider of liability since we are not seeing the patient in person (ie slit lamp, using NaFL, etc)
Ann-Chi Chen
01:18:34
Why would anyone bill the 99421-99423 codes over the E&M codes when the reimbursement is so different?
Stephanie Vandertholen
01:18:45
It's an unrealistic expectation that a 95 year old AMD patient is going to log in to a portal to initiate an encounter.
Steven Monda
01:19:55
Am I seeing this right, are we to close our office immediately to routine eye care? 
Are glaucoma or AMD follow-ups, or cataract post-op visits considered routine?
Zahra Manji
01:22:15
If we use telehealth can we just have a global fee for patient to pay…collect payment at end of session and skip insurance?
Iris Miller
01:22:37
where are you seeing to close routine? a state order? Steven Monday
Amanda Robben
01:22:47
If the pt needs a test review update in this time that they should stay home can we bill for that even though it's planned and not within 7 days of the test done? Although not emergent
Aarika Kirkaptrick
01:23:17
CDC recommended to Postpone Routine Eye Exams today.
David Hoffman
01:25:37
SBC loans only available to designated disaster areas.
Eric
01:25:59
if we do not have a patient portal, but patient initiated consultation with a phone call to office or doctor’s cell phone and Skype or FaceTime follows, can telehealth services be billed to medicare? Or is a patient portal necessary?
Eric Bang
01:28:32
do state rules against telehealth exams block us from doing telehealth
Eric Bang
01:28:42
or does this federal mandate override state board laws
Kimberly Jones
01:31:29
Can we bill for a vision therapy session done via skype or zoom?
William Kritzer
01:32:12
At the beginning of the webinar, the CDC guidelines just released this evening state to postpone eye care visits, should you tell the patients about this recommendation?
Patrick Janson
01:34:02
great work to all!! they will need us for foreign bodies, herpes and not at hospital
David Hoffman
01:34:15
:)
Eric Bang
01:34:28
please answer question about state laws on telehealth
William Kritzer
01:34:36
Also, the CDC recommendation to postpone routine eye care appointments, is this specifically being relayed to patients?
Tara rusoff
01:34:57
We do not think you should stop this meeting now
Jerry Godwin
01:35:02
Great information thank you. Federal law supersedes to provide guidance to care for patients needing medical care!
Nina Cox
01:35:32
Thank you and keep us posted. You all are really working hard!
Brian Baird
01:35:34
THANK YOU!!!!
David Braun
01:35:48
Thank You
Amy Tolbert
01:35:49
Thank you all and God bless!
Andrew Howard
01:35:49
Thanks Everyone!!! :)
Jennifer Goldman
01:35:54
Thank you!
Uri Schechter
01:35:54
Thanks!!!!
Gurpinderjeet Kaur
01:35:58
Thanks
vandana Dharmapuri
01:35:59
thank you
Eric Bang
01:36:05
thank you