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Medicare expands telehealth services | | Total Benefit Solutions Inc
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday finalized new guidance that will allow Medicare Advantage plans to expand coverage of telehealth services. Beginning in plan year 2020, Medicare Advantage providers can include telehealth services as part of their basic benefits to enrollees, moving remote doctor visits from an optional add-on to a core service directly funded by the federal government. "Today's policies represent a historic step in bringing innovative technology to Medicare beneficiaries," CMS administrator Seema Verma said in a statement. "With these new telehealth benefits, Medicare Advantage enrollees will be able to access the latest technology and have greater access to telehealth. By providing greater flexibility to Medicare Advantage plans, beneficiaries can receive more benefits, at lower costs and better quality." Click here for the full story