CMS Permanently Adds SDOH Risk Assessments To Telehealth Services List

By Cara Smith / November 6, 2023 at 2:36 PM
Social determinates of health risk assessments furnished via telehealth are permanently covered under Medicare, according to CMS’ final 2024 physician fee schedule released on Thursday (Nov. 3). Telehealth commenters lauded CMS’ decision to expand access to tailored patient care. CMS proposed permanently adding SDOH health risk assessments to the Medicare Telehealth Services List in the draft PFS released this past summer. One element of the assessment describes a face-to-face encounter between the physician and patient. But CMS concluded that the...

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