Federal Statute and Guidance | Covid-19 | Nov 3, 2020
CMS Issues Updated COVID-19 Patient Counseling FAQs for Providers
CMS issued new COVID-19 Patient Counseling FAQs for providers. The October 28 issue of the FAQs clarify that rural health clinics (RHCs) and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) can bill CMS for counseling services on isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing during an office visit or telehealth visit to those tested for COVID-19. Payment for the counseling services would be included in the RHC all-inclusive rate and the FQHC PPS rate.