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2013 List of New Telehealth Services


CMS is proposing to add the following services, CPT and HCPCS codes to the list of Medicare telehealth services for CY 2013:

HCPCS code G0396 (Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured assessment (for example, AUDIT, DAST) and brief intervention, 15 to 30 minutes)

HCPCS code G0397 (Alcohol and/or substance (other than tobacco) abuse structured assessment (for example, AUDIT, DAST) and intervention greater than 30 minutes)

HCPCS code G0442 (Annual alcohol misuse screening, 15 minutes)

HCPCS code G0443 (Brief face-to-face behavioral counseling for alcohol misuse, 15 minutes).

HCPCS code G0444 (Annual Depression Screening, 15 minutes).

HCPCS code G0445 (high-intensity behavioral counseling to prevent sexually transmitted infections, face-to-face, individual, includes: education, skills training, and guidance on how to change sexual behavior, performed semi-annually, 30 minutes).

HCPCS code G0446 (annual, face-to-face intensive behavioral therapy for cardiovascular disease, individual, 15 minutes).

HCPCS code G0447 (Face-to-face behavioral counseling for obesity, 15 minutes).

The following codes will be added to the list of telehealth services to replace codes that will be deleted for CY 2013

CPT codes 90832, 90833, 90834, 90836, 90837, 90838 to report individual psychotherapy services, reported with CPT codes 90804 – 90809 prior to CY 2013.

CPT codes 90791, 90792 to report psychiatric diagnostic interview examination, reported with CPT code 90801 prior to CY 2013.

Also see list of Medicare Covered Telehealth Services


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