Update: CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

Sep 15, 2022

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Following a recent update from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries about telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance companies.

A blog post written by NASW Senior Practice Associate Denise Johnson, CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth, clarifies what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services.  Johnson points out that POS codes are used on health insurance claim forms to indicate where patient services are rendered. CMS revised the description for POS codes 02 and 10 for telehealth.

NASW members can log in and read the full article in NASW Social Work Advocates magazine.