December 17, 2020

In This Issue
Advisory Panel Recommends Moderna Vaccine, FDA Expected to Authorize Emergency Use
Update to Our Special Edition Wednesday Vaccine Newsletter
FDA Authorizes First OTC COVID-19 Test
Maine Public Radio Reports 32 COVID-19 Cases Linked To Bangor Hospital Outbreak
MaineCare Section 17 Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Service Cap
Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696
Current FDA Drug Shortages
Not Much COVID Relief Movement from Congress
Maine CDC Physicians To Host Regular Clinician COVID Vaccine Info Sessions
PPE Available Through the MMA & ActionPPE
Maine Medical Association Enduring Education Opportunity
MICIS Opioid Prescribing Presentation & Individual Academic Detailing Sessions
Hanley's PELI Advanced Course Enrollment is OPEN!
A Message from Maine Responds: Volunteer Opportunity
State Legislative Committees Announced
Upcoming Specialty Society Programs & Meetings
Webinar: “Radon Risk Reduction: The Current Policy Landscape in the US and the Maine Perspective” January 12, 2020
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth in Maine - Emphasis on the 'T' - Half-day Symposium on Saturday, January 23
MOA VIRTUAL Midwinter Symposium - Feb 12-14, 2021
Maine CDC Annual Prevention Professionals Conference - March 2-3, 2021
Behavioral Health Clinician
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

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Attention FQHCs and RHCs: Reimbursing Telehealth Services, CR 98696

For dates of services from January 27, 2020 through June 30, 2020, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) telehealth distant site services will be reimbursed as part of the encounter rate when billed with HCPCS code G2025.  

For dates of services beginning on July 1, 2020, FQHC and RHC telehealth distant site services will be reimbursed at the rate of $64.42 when billed with HCPCS code G2025. Please resubmit any claims with an effective date on or after July 1, 2020 that did not pay the additional telehealth rate. 

For more detail about this change, please see the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) FQHC and RHC guidance during the Public Health Emergency (PHE). Please also refer to the following MaineCare Benefits Manual, Chapters II and III, Sections 31 and 103. 

Please contact your Provider Relations Specialist with questions.


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