Does the encounter have to be telephone and video?
Although Medicare requires both a telephone and video encounter, Prominence Health Plan allows either a telephone or video for established patients. Prominence recommends that New Patient Telemedicine encounters occur through telephone and video.
When can my office start providing telemedicine encounters?
Effective immediately, Prominence Health Plan will begin to reimburse for telemedicine care. As soon as your office can begin providing telemedicine care and can accept patients via phone or video you can begin to bill the health plan accordingly.
Who can have a telemedicine visit?
Any Prominence Health Plan Commercial or Medicare member.
Is there special credentialing required to provide telemedicine services?
No. As long as you are a credentialed, in-network provider with Prominence, you can provide telemedicine services.
Who is a qualified provider for telemedicine services?
Qualified providers are:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- Nurse mid-wives
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Certified registered nurse anesthetists
- Clinical psychologists
- Clinical social workers
- Registered dieticians
- Nutrition professionals
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