Guide to Telehealth: Expansion of Covered Services

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  • Under new authority, CMS expanded the list of services that can be reimbursed when provided via telehealth (including real-time audiovisual technology)
  • Services can be provided to new or established patients
  • Providers can waive Medicare copayments for these services when provided to beneficiaries in Original Medicare
  • This list is in addition to the services Medicare already covers when provided via telehealth.  Download the complete list of covered services on the Medicare website


Covered CPT/HCPCS Codes

Emergency Department Visits, Levels 1-5


Initial and Subsequent Observation and Observation Discharge Day Management

99217-99220, 99224-99226, and 99234-99236

Initial Hospital Care and Hospital Discharge Day Management

99221-99223, 99238-99239

Initial Nursing Facility Visits, All Levels and Nursing facility Discharge Day Management

99304-99306, 99315-99316

Critical Care Services


Domiciliary, Rest Home, or Custodial Care Services

99327-99328, 99334-99337

Home Visits, New and Established Patient, All Levels

99341-99345, 99347-99350

Inpatient Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care, Initial and Subsequent

99468-99473, 99475-99476

Initial and Continuing Intensive Care Services


Care Planning for Patients with Cognitive Impairment


Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

96130-96133, 96136-96139

Therapy Services, Physical and Occupational Therapy, All Levels

97161-97168, 97110, 97112, 97116, 97535, 97750, 97755, 97760, 97761, 92521-92524, 92507

Radiation Treatment Management Services