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With the unbundling of non-face-to-face prolonged service codes (99358, 99359) this year, you gained a brand new way to get paid for the work you do behind the scenes. But don't get dreams of going hog-wild -- you'll be limited to reporting two hours total.
For our article on telehealth in the current Part B News, we spoke to Seema Khosla, M.D., a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and medical director of the North Dakota Center for Sleep in Fargo, N.D. To follow are some excerpts from our interview:

The Trump administration has postponed the debut of four new payment models that appear to conflict with the health care philosophy of new HHS Secretary Tom Price.

You'll find a variety of tools to help expand the scope of your chronic care management (CCM) services after CMS issued new materials earlier this week.
Are you submitting your 2016 physician quality reporting system (PQRS) data via electronic health record (EHR)? If so, you got a dose of good news -- CMS extended the deadline for EHR-based reporters until March 31.


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