Telehealth Indicator for Doctors and Clinicians Now Available on Care Compare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added a new telehealth indicator on clinician profile pages on Medicare Care Compare and in the Provider Data Catalog (PDC). The new indicator helps beneficiaries and caregivers more easily find clinicians who provide telehealth services.
Telemedicine services expanded in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency to improve patients’ access to care. Last year, CMS reported a 30-fold increase in telehealth services, with more than half of Medicare beneficiaries utilizing them between March 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. The telehealth indicator is the latest example of CMS’ efforts to ensure that Care Compare provides beneficiaries and caregivers meaningful information about services they value as they search for clinicians.
For more information, access the Telehealth Indicator on Medicare Care Compare fact sheet.
If you have any questions about the telehealth indicator or public reporting for doctors and clinicians on Care Compare, contact the QPP Service Center at 1-866-288-8292 (Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-8:00 PM ET) or by e-mail at QPP@cms.hhs.gov. To receive assistance more quickly, consider calling during non-peak hours (before 10:00 AM and after 2:00 PM ET). Customers who are hard of hearing can dial 711 to be connected to a TRS communications assistant.