Ama Policy

Reimbursement for Telephonic and Electronic Communications H-390.859

Fee Schedules

(1) The policy of our AMA is that physicians should uniformly be compensated for their professional services, at a fair fee of their choosing, for established patients with whom the physician has had previous face-to-face professional contact, whether the current consultation service is rendered by telephone, fax, electronic mail or other forms of communication. (2) Our AMA presses CMS and other payers to separately recognize and adequately pay for non-face-to-face electronic visits.

Policy Timeline

Res. 810, A-00 Reaffirmation I-04 Reaffirmation A-05 Reaffirmation A-07 Reaffirmation A-08 Modified: CMS Rep. 1, A-10 Reaffirmed in lieu of Res. 705, A-11 Reaffirmed in lieu of Res. 805, I-12 Reaffirmed in lieu of Res. 806, I-12 Reaffirmation: I-18