COVID-19 Teletherapy Info For Clinicans

COVID-19 Teletherapy Info For Clinicans 2020-06-10T02:45:18+00:00


Here is a resource list of COVID-19 Teletherapy Services
Insurance & Cost Share Effective Dates, Executive Orders (NYS Governor & DFS)
Reopening Information. More items will be added as they are identified.
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NYS Governor Cuomo Executive Orders

 All Executive Orders are listed here on this page. As updates occur they are listed here

NYS-Department of Financial Services (DFS)

Health Insurer Guidance on Coverage Requirements for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
     Applicability of the DFS Regulations (57th and 58th Amendments to Regulation 62)
to Waive Cost-Sharing for Certain Services during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
State of Emergency

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Info

Protect Self & Others   What to do if you are sick

Daily Life & Coping      Cleaning & Disinfecting

Prepare Your Small Business & Employees for the Effects of COVID-19

As of 5/26/2020 *Subject to Change*

To Print or Download Teletherapy Insurance Info
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Cigna (changed to 3/17/20-7/31/20; 5/31/2020)

Magellan (until federal crisis is lifted)

Medicare 3/1/2020 or for the duration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE)

When billing professional claims for all telehealth services with dates of services on or after March 1,
2020, and for the duration of the Public Health Emergency (PHE), bill with:
 Place of Service (POS) equal to what it would have been had the service been furnished in-person
Modifier 95, indicating that the service rendered was actually performed via telehealth

MHN 3/17/20 to 6/30/20 costshareing teletherapy dates not clear. Probably the same

TRICARE (approved services no date shown)

Optum/UBH (UHC & Oxford & Oscar) effective May 21, 2020 announcement (3/19/2020-7/24/2020)

Beacon/ValueOptions (emblem/ghi/nyship)
Beacon will continue to process and pay claims within Prompt-pay guidelines during the declared emergency.

Q: When do these guidelines go into effect and when do they end? (updated 3/26/20)
A: These temporary policy waivers are retroactive to March 6, 2020. The waiver period will end the
earlier of when the national emergency order is lifted (in whole or in part) or when Beacon advises of a
change.  page link

BCBS (3/2020-June 17, 2020 or as long as COVID-19 emergency is in effect)

Costshare and teletherapy: have to really dig to find it – effected from 3/17/20 to “This will remain in place for 90 days or as long as the COVID-19 emergency is in effect”    BCBS Mental Health & Essential Workers info

Aetna   cost share wave/bill codes effective 3/6-9/30/2020
Aetna Cost share waive til 6/4/2020
Aetna billing codes effective til 9/30/2020

1199 SEIU 3/18-6/15/2020

MagnaCare – working with self-funded plans to offer COVID19 coverage as DFS encouraged but not required

**All Self-Funded plans have been encouraged by DFS to cover COVID-19 but not required

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