COVID-19 Telehealth & Telemedicine

Quick Links

Florida Blue Waives Member Cost Share for Teladoc

Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice (Including Getting Started, Policy, Coding and Payment) - American Medical Association

Center for Connected Health Policy - The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center

Long-Term Care Nursing Homes Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit 

"Medicare Coverage and Payment of Virtual Services" on YouTube telehealth

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released two comprehensive toolkits on telehealth that are specific to general practitioners as well as providers treating patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). 
  • You can find the Telehealth Toolkit for General Practitioners Here: []
  • You can find the End-Stage Renal Disease Providers Toolkit Here: []
  • CMS continues to monitor the developing COVID-19 situation and assess options to bring relief to clinicians. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19 click here []. For complete and updated information specific to CMS, please visit the Current Emergencies Website. []
  • Relief for Clinicians, Providers and Facilities
    Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced unprecedented relief for the clinicians, providers, and facilities participating in Medicare quality reporting programs including the 1.2 million clinicians in the Quality Payment Program and on the front lines of America’s fight against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for more information.

From the American Medical Association 

Telehealth Could Help for Diagnosing COVID 19 Patients Remotely
In effort to keep our health care workers and patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the AMA has designed this quick guide to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most. See the quick guide here.

Medicare and Telehealth Benefits
Medicare has temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to COVID-19.

Medicare beneficiaries can temporarily use telehealth services for common office visits, mental health counseling and preventive health screenings. This will help ensure Medicare beneficiaries are able to visit with their doctor from their home, without having to go to a doctor's office or hospital, which puts themselves and others at risk.   


From the Doctors Company
Many physicians and practices are attempting to dramatically ramp up their offerings of care by #telehealth during the #coronavirus pandemic. @doctorscompany answers some frequently asked questions about using #telemedicine.


In the wake of COVID-19, many offices are implementing telephone/virtual patient care to comply with national and local recommendations in social distancing. BARRETT, LINER & BUSS, LLC is providing you with the link below for any physicians who are interested in becoming a provider with Teladoc.