Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 12/17/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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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
MAINE LEGISLATURE
•  State Legislative Committees Announced
UPCOMING EVENTS
•  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
HEALTHCARE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
•  Behavioral Health Clinician
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
•  Physician (BC/BE in Family Medicine)

 

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 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.