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.

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Find out who to call about Medicare options, claims and more.

Medicare

Try the "What's covered" mobile app!

Available on the App Store Get it on Google Play