COVID-19: Coding Scenarios

The Academy’s guide to navigating new and changing rules and best practices.

The pandemic has triggered an evolution in telemedicine and virtual care – and a flurry of policy changes governing protocols and payment. Together with the AAFP’s Telehealth Tools page, the information on this page is meant to help you deliver care in this new setting and secure payment for your work. The Academy continues to advocate for maximum payer flexibility for physicians and will update this information for the duration of the public health emergency.

Note: These tables are informational, not advisory. The AAFP recommends that physicians verify each payer's policy and ask patients to verify their coverage ahead of appointments.

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