The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), and attendant regulatory flexibilities, have rapidly expanded the role of technology in accessing care while adding stressors for most of us.
As we approach the end of 2022, many of us are thinking about what changes we want to make in the coming year. You may be looking to technology to enable those positive changes through guided meditation apps, digital activity tracking, or positive habit-forming through digital nudges.
Medicare Telemental Health Care Beyond the Public Health Emergency: Changes APA Advocated for in the Physician Fee Schedule
On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule, effective January 1, 2023. With the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) expected to come to an end in 2023, this fee schedule provides some clarity around the telemental health practice and reimbursement landscape post-PHE
As telepsychiatry has expanded, so has the number of online clinics. But as new and innovative services proliferate, one thing must remain constant: a commitment to high-quality, safe, and appropriate care.