Telemedicine is the practice of health care delivery by a practitioner, i.e. Lead Analyst and Assistant Behavior Analyst, who is providing services in a site other than the site where the recipient is located. Services are provided by using interactive telecommunications equipment that minimally includes real time, two-way interactive communication between a recipient and a practitioner using audio and video equipment.
For more information on the AHCA COVID-19: Telemedicine Guidance for Behavior Analysis Services please refer to this link: https://ahca.myflorida.com/medicaid/pdffiles/provider_alerts/2020_04/Updated_COVID-19_Telemedicine_Guidance_for_Behavior_Analysis_Services_040320.pdf
EVV usage for Telemedicine
- EVV must be used to electronically record and verify Telemedicine visits
- The GT modifier must be used to identify the visit as Telemedicine
- The visit must be scheduled using the recipient’s location; not the practitioner’s location
- The EVV GPS will identify the location as not being the same for the Telemedicine visit and create an error code in the billing worklist. The provider must clear the error using the Telemedicine reason code
Click on the following step-by-step instructions to show the steps to schedule and bill a Telemedicine visit using the Tellus EVV System:
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