In our last newsletter, we talked about the No Surprise Act taking effect on January 1, 2022. This month, we address another billing-related change—telehealth codes.
Also as of January 1, 2022, mental healthcare providers are now required to use a new code showing where the therapy was provided when billing Medicare and other insurance providers.
Specifically, POS code 02 is revised and a new POS code 10 now exists. The previous definition of POS code 02 simply indicated that a telehealth service was provided. It didn’t specify where the patient was—at home, in a hospital, in a nursing home…
Now it makes a difference. When providing telehealth services to patients in their own homes, therapists should use POS code 10, not POS code 02.
However, POS 02 will continue to be used for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.