In fact, at the time the Alert was published, CMS had already made a correction to eliminate this problem. CMS created a G-code, G0459, effective January 1, that allows for all medically necessary inpatient telehealth psychiatric pharmacologic management, including prescription, use, and review of medication with minimal medical psychotherapy. There are no restrictions on the frequency with which this code can be used; also, there are no restrictions on the frequency with which medically necessary E/M codes can be used outside of telemedicine. We apologize for the errors.
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