VNAA Submits Comments on Physician Fee Rule; Applauds Advanced Care Planning & Telehealth Proposals
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
by: Molly Smith, VP of Policy and Innovation

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy

VNAA strongly supports the proposal put forth in July by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would reimburse providers for advanced care planning (ACP) and some additional telehealth services. VNAA encourages CMS to strengthen their ACP proposal by ensuring that all Medicare providers are eligible for reimbursement for providing ACP services, encouraging ACP at the annual Medicare wellness exam, ensuring that the ACP codes are location-agnostic, allowing for multiple counseling services, and allowing for stand-alone ACP visits. VNAA also asks that CMS modify its telehealth proposal to allow a patients home to be considered an originating site for the purposes of telehealth and to include home health providers on the list of eligible providers for reimbursement for telehealth services that are provided in the home. Read VNAA’s full set of comments here.

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