As providers, you are committed to providing the best care for your patients – our members.  That care may now include telehealth visits.  Recognizing the continuing increased need for telephone and virtual services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has given additional consideration to the treatment of telephone-only services in the HHS-operated Risk Adjustment Program.  HHS has clarified that telephone-only service CPT codes (98966-98968 and 99441-99443) are valid for the Risk Adjustment Program.  Telephone-only visits may benefit your patients who have not participated in, or felt comfortable using, a telehealth video visit.  Thank you for your continued commitment to assessing your patients’ health and closing possible gaps in care.

If you are interested in a coding training session specific to risk adjustable conditions, please contact the Commercial Risk Adjustment Network Education Representative: Socorro Carrasco at

Thank you for your commitment to assessing your patient’s health and closing possible gaps in care.


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October 2020 Anthem Blue Cross Provider News - California