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You should report encounters at the ‘drive-in’ site as a face-to-face visit

Effective Jan 21, 2021
Published Jan 25, 2021
Last Reviewed Jan 21, 2021
Question: We have patients who can’t take part in an audio/visual telehealth visit, which is currently allowed under the COVID-19 rules. We understand we can report telephone-only visits, but the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) requires a real-time, two-way, audio/visual encounter when the doctor or treating practitioner writes a prescription for a controlled substance.
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