COVID-19 Response: COVID-19 RAPID TESTING AVAILABLE
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have complied with CDC and Public Health Guidelines regarding physical distancing. Most, if not all, of our visits are done via Telehealth. We have also extended our services to the homeless population under the California Governor's and Public Health program (please call us for more details).
Clinicians can now provide more services to beneficiaries via telehealth so that clinicians can take care of their patients while mitigating the risk of the spread of the virus. Under the public health emergency, all beneficiaries across the country can receive Medicare telehealth and other communications technology-based services wherever they are located. Clinicians can provide these services to new or established patients. In addition, health care providers can waive Medicare copayments for these telehealth and other non-face-to-face services for beneficiaries in Original Medicare.
Under the CARES Act, CMS is waiving the requirements of section 1834(m)(1) of the ACT and 42 CFR § 410.78(a)(3) for use of interactive telecommunications systems to furnish telehealth services, to the extent they require use of video technology, for certain services. This waiver allows the use of audio-only equipment to furnish services described by the codes for audio-only telephone evaluation and management services, and behavioral health counseling and educational services. Unless provided otherwise, other services included on the Medicare telehealth services list must be furnished using, at a minimum, audio and video equipment permitting two-way, real-time interactive communication between the patient and distant site.
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