Timely and appropriate interventions improve outcomes, lower costs and add new revenue. Telehealth done well has workflows that integrate with the clinical practice, including EMRs and practice management systems, technology that is reliable and easily supported, and compliant processes.
Telehealth takes several forms, including new remote billable CPT codes such as CPT 99490, CPT 99495, CPT 99453-99458 and G codes such as G0438, and many existing billing codes now available as synchronous virtual visits, asynchronous remote monitoring, and data collection and AI (artificial intelligence) CCM, RPM, TCM, AWV, Medication Management, Behavioral Health Integration, Virtual Consults, Patient Check-ins, Value-based measurements such as MIPS, ACO Integration, Direct Contracting
Chronic conditions including diabetes, chronic heart failure, hypertension, and depression drive 85% of healthcare costs in the US. The 15% of the population who are in this cohort need a different kind and level of care - continuous, not intermittent or episodic, in a timely manner that engages them with thoughtful communication and informed interventions, and is delivered to them where they live. Population health strategies are directed at more effectively serving these groups with preventive and intervention services.
Permanent and Health Emergency Billable Codes