COVID-19 Telehealth Tariff Code Update
In light of the current COVID crisis, Discovery is extending the ability for Allied, Therapeutic and Psychology (AT&P) practitioners to bill for telemedicine and virtual consults.
These are the Disciplines they have published codes and rates for:
Practice Type Practice Type Description
072 Physiotherapist - Non JSP
072 Physiotherapist - JSP Network
080 Nursing Agency / Home Care
088 Registered Nurse
091 Bio kinetics
The intention is to fund these consult at 75% of the standard rates when billed with POS 02
Place of Service Code: 02
Place of Service Name: Telehealth
Place of Service Description: The location of where Health services and Health related services are provided or received (virtually) through a telecommunication system
Should you require us to provide you with the published Telehealth rate, please feel free to email us and we will be happy to assist where we can. Please just provide us with your Practice Number and Discipline Type.
Discovery has also revised the rates for the following codes for GPs and Specialist- These are also now discipline specific and rates may vary depending on the Contract you may have with them.
Medical Scheme Name Tariff Code
Discovery Virtual consult VCONS
Discovery text message consult VCONM
Discovery Telephone Consult 0130
We are happy to assist you with the rate for the above codes where possible, please send us an email and include your Practice Number, your discipline type and which contract you have with Discovery.