G2010 and G2012 — How You Can Increase Reimbursement Opportunities with CarePICS
The demand for virtual communication has only increased in the last two years. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally reframed telehealth from a niche offering to a priority.
With the removal of government restrictions, telehealth codes are more usable and lucrative. CarePICS has taken advantage of these evolving rules to offer providers better wound care options for patients while achieving strategic objective and growth goals.
What should physicians know about how telehealth codes can be utilized with CarePICS virtual hub technology in 2022? Read more to learn how our mobile and web app’s Report function helps you maximize patient interactions while increasing reimbursement opportunities.
Virtual communication: HCPCS codes G2010 and G2012 utilizing CarePICS
CMS developed two new codes for 2019 to pay a nominal amount of money for a virtual check-in and for reviewing an image or message, “store-and-forward”. They are HCPCS codes G2010 and G2012. With the CarePICS app, you can increase your usage of two of these codes. CarePICS’ Patient App let’s your patients send photos and messages instantly. In just three easy steps patients can:
- Tap Send Report
- Take a picture
In case you wanted to know more about the codes, take a look below.
G2010, store and forward
Do you ever wish a patient could send you a picture of their wound or rash AND you can bill for it? Well, now is your chance. Providers will be paid to look at pictures sent to them by established patients.
This code has the same requirements that it does not arise from a service within the past 7 days or result in a service in the next 24 hours or next available appointment.
The provider looks at the image or video, and there is subsequent communication by the provider or staff member to the patient. Follow up is required. If the image is insufficient to make a determination, it cannot be billed.
It also requires consent (verbal, written or electronic) and the charge will be subject to co-insurance and deductible. It may only be provided to an established patient.
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Do you want to know more about how you can adopt CarePICS as a means of comprehensive care for your healthcare group? Visit the CarePICS website to learn more about smarter solutions for managing patients with wounds and vascular disease.
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CarePICS® is a HIPAA-compliant telehealth platform designed to manage vascular disease and wound care patients. CarePICS enables virtual consults, telehealth visits, clinical image reporting and automated medical supply ordering.