The Tsunami of Virtual Care
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
Telemedicine is a fast-growing field within health care, but its use thus far has largely been limited to interactions between physicians. Now, due to the pandemic, patients want to use telemedicine and physicians want to offer it. But provision of telemedicine is complex, and it takes significant time to implement a successful and safe telemedicine system. This webinar will help physicians understand how to find out which originating sites are eligible for reimbursement for telemedicine services under Medicare, and will review the appropriate billing requirements and codes for Medicare telemedicine services, including Remote Patient Monitoring and Chronic Care Management.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the large increase in virtual care visits, and lessons learned, due to COVID-19.
- Discuss the expansion of Medicare and Medicaid originating sites.
- List and describe the new telemedicine reimbursement codes included in the CMS 2021 Physician Fee Schedule
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Becky Sanders, MBA
As the Program Director for the Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center (UMTRC), Becky works with UMTRC consortium partners to provide a single point of contact for telehealth resources throughout the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. The resource center provides educational presentations, individualized technical assistance, facilitation, and connections to telehealth information via the website and program staff.
Prior to her current positions, Becky Sanders served the Indiana Rural Health Association in the role of Indiana Telehealth Network (ITN) Director.
Ms. Sanders has been with the IRHA since 2008. She has a Lean Healthcare Black Belt Certification from Purdue Healthcare Advisors and is a National Rural Health Association Fellow. Becky previously worked in telecommunications at the National Exchange Carrier Association (NECA), where she held various positions in their Chicago, Illinois, and Whippany, New Jersey offices. Ms. Sanders received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana State University and a Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit