March 18, 2020
In an effort to keep health care workers and patients safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association (AMA) has published a quick guide to support physicians and practices in expediting the implementation of telemedicine, so care can continue to be provided to those who need it most.
AMA’s Quick Guide to Telemedicine in Practice is a new resource to help mobilize remote care with implementation tips, as well as a reference to CPT codes for reporting telemedicine and remote care services.
Physicians should be aware, however, that each payor's rules on what they will pay differ and that the California Medical Association (CMA) is working with the large payors to obtain their official guidance. We will publish this information as soon as it's available.
AMA also offers an education module that can help physicians use telemedicine in practice, and the Digital Health Implementation Playbook with a 12-step process for adopting remote monitoring of patients outside the traditional clinical environment.