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As of Jan. 1, 2021, CMS permanently allows PTs in private practice and facility-based settings to render a remote assessment of recorded video and/or images (HCPCS code G2250) under Medicare.

The HCPCS code for the service, G2250, is used only for asynchronous — also called store-and-forward — technologies that involve prerecorded, patient-generated still or video images that an established patient has submitted electronically. After you review and interpret the image or video, you must follow up with the patient within 24 business hours of receiving the file. This can be done via telephone, audio/video communication, secure text messaging, email, or patient portal communication. If the image is insufficient to enable you to make a determination, you cannot bill for it.

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