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Virtual physician visits to become permanent for Albertans


Effective immediately: The new billing codes introduced for virtual care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to remain permanent. Thus, all existing rules will remain in place.


FAQ:

  • These permanent billing codes include: patient visit, consultations, and mental health services provided over the phone or via video conference

  • In-person physician and specialist visits will continue to be available, however virtual appointments may be offered when it is appropriate to do so

  • These codes are not subject to the daily patient cap

  • The details of the changes can be found here on Bulletin 231

  • Rates will vary and depend on the specialty on service, these rates will be the same as in-person rates

information sourced from: Alberta Health


For the press release: Global News




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