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No, physicians cannot bill for a telephone prescription renewal on the same day that they bill virtually for a Limited Office Visit – fee code xx13; Health Promotion Counseling – fee code 2505; Psychotherapy – fee code 2501 or 2504; or Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interview – fee code 2588 or 2586. However, Health PEI will…

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Yes, the codes listed above in Question #2 will apply for secure videoconferencing. The codes will also apply to email correspondence with patients through secure email platforms only such as Groupwise. Please be advised that Gmail, Yahoo mail, etc is not considered secure email, and that FaceTime is not considered secure videoconferencing at this time.

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Effective March 16, 2020, physicians will be eligible to bill for following fee codes for services delivered via telephone during the COVID-19 pandemic: Limited Office Visit – fee code xx13 Health Promotion Counseling – fee code 2505 Psychotherapy – fee code 2501 or 2504 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Interview – fee code 2588 or 2586 Billing…

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At this time, physicians should continue to shadow bill as they normally do. Health PEI will be looking at what modifications to the blended payment thresholds for January to March 2020 will be needed, given these unprecedented times in responding to this pandemic.

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