Commercial Risk Adjustment reporting update: New guidance on telephone-only service CPT codes for risk adjustment program
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 have any questions please contact Alicia Estrada, the Commercial Risk Adjustment Network Education Representative, at Alicia.Estrada@anthem.com.
October 2020 Anthem Maine Provider News