CMS Clarifies COVID-19 Telehealth Billing for Registered Dietitians and Nutritional Professionals

On November 12, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) clarified in its MLN Connects (the official CMS weekly news from its Medicare Learning Network®) that Non-Practitioners, including registered dietitians and nutrition professionals, can use the COVID-19 CPT Codes 98966-98968 to bill for audio-only telephone assessment and management services.   

Medicare Beneficiaries can Receive Monoclonal Antibodies with No Cost Share

On November 10, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced  that Medicare beneficiaries can receive coverage of monoclonal antibodies to treat COVID-19 with no cost-sharing during the public health emergency. This treatment can be received in doctors’ offices, nursing homes, infusion centers, and hospitals, as long as safety conditions can be met. CMS intends to issue billing and coding instructions to providers for these treatments soon. Healthcare providers who intend to administer these treatments must be enrolled to administer COVID-19 vaccines. More information is available in the related instructions.