Expanded Practice Access
Create and implement a standardized process for providing telehealth services to expand access to care.
Improve health outcomes by expanding patient access to telehealth services that are delivered through standardized processes.
Evidence of the creation and implementation of standardized processes for providing telehealth services. Telehealth services may include care provided over the phone, online, etc., and are not limited to the Medicare-reimbursed telehealth service criteria. Include both of the following elements:
1) Standardized processes – Creation of standardized processes for the provision of telehealth services. Examples of documentation include a) description of standardized telehealth processes in an eligible clinician or practice procedures manual; b) workflow diagrams depicting standardized telehealth processes used regularly by an eligible clinician or practice; AND
2) Implementation documentation – Implementation of standardized processes for providing telehealth services. Examples of documentation include a) claims adjudication (may use G-codes to validate); b) electronic health record (EHR); or c) other medical record document showing specific telehealth services, consults, or referrals performed for a patient in accordance with standardized processes.
How to get or provide remote health care website provides best practices for clinicians looking to improve their telehealth services: https://telehealth.hhs.gov/