Strengthening IDENTITY | Preserving INTEGRITY | Advocating PARITY
I’ve received several questions about the HHS extension of the State of Emergency which I will answer below:
In short, coverage of telemental health and audio only treatment will now continue until January 21, 2021, for Medicare and Medicaid. The reimbursement rates will remain the same for Medicare and Medicaid during this time. Commercial insurers may follow this policy but are not required to. The responsibility to find out what coverage is for commercial insurers is our responsibility as LCSWs to check.
Let me know if you have any other questions about the State of Emergency extension at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laura W. Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice
PO Box 10Garrisonville, Virginia 22463