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Telehealth for Workplace Injuries

Notice regarding telehealth for workers' compensation claimants
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 02:18pm

If a Tennessee-licensed physician chosen from the Form C-42 Employee Choice of Physician utilizes telehealth as a part of his/her practice, the workers’ compensation law and rules do not prohibit this. A panel-chosen physician may utilize telehealth in the treatment of an injured worker.

Currently, there is no specific provision in the workers’ compensation statutes or rules that addresses the subject of a telehealth provider to be listed as an option on the Form C-42 Employee Choice of Physician.

Payments should be made in accordance with all CMS guidelines including those announced by CMS on March 17, 2020. See link below for more information.