E-visits

E-visits

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers E-visits with your doctors and certain other practitioners.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for your doctors’ services, and the Part B deductible applies.

What it is

E-visits allow you to talk to your doctor using an online patient portal without going to the doctor’s office.

Practitioners who may furnish these services include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Licensed clinical social workers, in specific circumstances
  • Clinical psychologists, in specific circumstances
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
Note
E-visits can be used for the treatment for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from anywhere, including places of residence (like homes, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities).

 

Things to know
  • You must talk to your doctor or other practitioner to start these types of visits.
  • Medicare also covers virtual check-ins and Medicare telehealth.

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