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November 9, 2021
Following discusses changes to the CMS (Medicare) 2022 Physician Fee Schedule to promote greater use of telehealth and other technologies to provide BH care.
CMS Announces Expanded Telehealth Coverage for Behavioral Health Care Services
Barclay Damon, LLP, 11/9/2021
On November 2, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced its Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule to promote greater use of telehealth and other telecommunications technologies for providing behavioral health care services.
Specifically, CMS’ final rule includes the following changes to the provision of behavioral health care services by telehealth:
In addition to the changes regarding telehealth for behavioral health care services, CMS’ CY 2022 PFS also:
CMS’ unpublished final rule was made available on November 2, 2021, and will be officially published in the Federal Register on November 19, 2021. The extensive final rule can be viewed in its entirety here.