Student question about Covid-19 billing

Is it true that Medicare is allowing practices to waive cost sharing (copays and deductibles) for all telehealth services during the Covid-19 pandemic starting March13, 2020- present?


  • Yes, that is correct. Here's what the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says on its COVID-19 webpage:

    "The HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) is providing flexibility for health care providers to reduce or waive cost-sharing for telehealth visits and other virtual care paid for by Federal health care programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), during the public health emergency."

    A direct link to the guidance is available here:

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