CMS has been steadily updating the rules for Medicare Part B telehealth since the start of the National Emergency, with the last update on 5/27/20. This last set of rules impacted PT, OT and Speech Therapists in the SNF specifically.

For all the details on this latest change, refer to our prior article “CMS Adds SNF Part B to Telehealth.”  Here you can access the CMS document that was released supporting the rule changes.

In light of the recent updates, we have revised our Summary Document for Part B Virtual Services. You can download the PDF document pictured above by clicking HERE.

It goes without saying {but we are saying…}, therapy professionals need to be aware of their State Practice Act for restrictions about providing Virtual Services, as this information would trump Medicare in terms of provision.

If you have any questions about any of the above information or need additional information, use our Just Ask Q&A Forum and one of our team members will respond to you directly to assist.

For all you continue to do to serve our seniors, thank you.

In Your Corner,

Dolores Montero, PT, DPT, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA

SNF Rehab and MDS Compliance Team

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