LetterJune 2, 2020
Letter: Better Medicare Alliance Writes to CMS on Audio-Only Telehealth Visits for Risk Adjustment
Better Medicare Alliance sent a June 2, 2020 letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the allowance of audio-only telehealth visits (e.g., a phone call) for risk adjustment purposes.
As Better Medicare Alliance notes in its correspondence, “Audio-only telehealth has proven to be an extremely valuable tool to ensure ongoing care is available during this unprecedented national health emergency. There is strong reasoning to accept diagnoses obtained through these patient-clinician encounters for risk adjustment, as they are recognized as clinical encounters in every other sense.”