Changes and Deletion of Services
Additions or deletions to the list of Medicare telehealth services are effective on a calendar year basis. Changes to the list of Medicare telehealth services are made using the annual physician fee schedule proposed rule published in the summer and the final rule published by November 1 each year.
Services currently on the list of Medicare telehealth services would be removed if, upon review of the available evidence, we determine that a Medicare telehealth service is not safe, effective, or medically beneficial. A decision to remove a service would not be made under section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act. The decision to remove a service under this process would only apply to the list of Medicare telehealth services.