covers certain telehealth services.
You pay 20% of the
for your doctor or other health care provider’s services, and the Part B
applies. For most telehealth services, you'll pay the same amount that you would if you got the services in person.
To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:
Medicare telehealth services include office visits, psychotherapy, consultations, and certain other medical or health services that are provided by an eligible provider who isn't at your location using an interactive 2-way telecommunications system (like real-time audio and video).
Medicare Advantage Plans may offer more telehealth benefits than Original Medicare. These benefits can be available in a variety of places, and you can use them at home instead of going to a health care facility. Check with your plan to see if it offers any additional telehealth benefits.
Medicare made these changes to telehealth in 2020:
- You can get Medicare telehealth services at renal dialysis facilities and at home.
- You can get Medicare telehealth services for certain emergency department visits at home.
- You can get certain physical and occupational therapy services at home.
- Medicare covers some services delivered via audio only devices.
- Medicare also covers virtual check-ins and E-visits.