Revision of Definition of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures, Clarification of DSMT Telehealth Services, and Establishing a Modifier for Expanding the Use of Telehealth for Individuals with Stroke

MLN Matters Number: MM11043
Related CR Release Date: November 30, 2018
Related CR Transmittal Number: R251BP and R4173CP
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11043
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
Implementation Date: January 2, 2019

This article is based on CR 11043, which:

  • Revises the definition of "Personal Supervision" of the Physician Supervision of Diagnostic Procedures indicator to specify that procedures performed by a Registered Radiologist Assistant (RRA) or a Radiology Practitioner Assistant (RPA) may be performed under direct supervision
  • Adds instructions to use modifier G0 (G zero) to identify Telehealth services furnished for purposes of diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of symptoms of an acute stroke
  • Clarifies requirements for when Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) services may be paid as a telehealth service

Please be sure your staffs are aware of these changes.

View the complete CMS Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters (MM)11043.

Last Updated Dec 11, 2018