CMS just issued the below information about telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries. We want to get it to you right away:
- CSWs can provide teletherapy to beneficiaries if the client is in their home.
- They can also see new or existing patients.
- Telephone/audio only does not appear to be reimbursable; CSWs must use a video conferencing platform.
- HIPAA requirements are also eased.
Read the link to get complete details and let us know if you have questions.
We will provide further updates to our national webpage (www.socialworkers.org) on this so you can direct people there starting this afternoon. We also will provide more information on these developments as they evolve.