Temporary Telehealth Coverage for PT, OT and ST

Temporary Telehealth Coverage for PT, OT and ST


BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoice® HealthPlan are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving international coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As a result, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists are temporarily permitted to apply for telehealth services. Physicians must use simultaneous audio and video to bill for telehealth services, although their systems do not have to be HIPAA compliant.  To apply, please complete the Virtual Care Services application located on SouthCarolinaBlues.com and email the completed application to virtualcare@bcbssc.com.

To see a listing of the CPT codes that are included, see CAM 176.  Please keep in mind that the CPT codes must be submitted with the 95 modifier.

After clicking the link to CAM 176, accept the disclaimer and search for “Telehealth”.

NOTE: Telemedicine therapy visits will count towards the member’s therapy visit limits/maximums (if applicable).

For more bulletins related to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.

For any additional questions, please contact Provider Education using the Provider Education Contact Form located on www.BlueChoiceSC.com.