Submitting claims for virtual services with eClaims.
Find all the information you need about submitting claims for virtual consultations with eClaims, on this page. From helpful links and articles to frequently asked questions - it's all here.
The demand from patients for virtual healthcare is increasing and many allied healthcare providers are now treating their patients virtually. Watch this 15-minute webinar to learn how you can leverage eClaims when conducting virtual consults.
How should I submit claims for virtual services on eClaims? First, select the physical location associated with your business. Second, select "virtually" for the question "Where was the service rendered?". Then, select the service code that best reflects the service provided. Finally, in your patient record and patient invoice, make sure to document the services rendered and mention that they were rendered virtually.
How will payments for virtual consultations be made? Payments for virtual consultations will be made in the same way as for regular consultations. Payment will be issued to the provider/clinic if selected in the "payable to" field in the claim form.
Will eClaims have new service codes for virtual services? No, new service codes for virtual services will not be added. Select the service code that best describes the service rendered.
Should virtual care sessions cost the same as regular sessions? Providers should use their professional judgment with regards to the fees associated with the service and are expected to advise their patients (upfront) of all fees associated with services rendered virtually.
Will TELUS provide tele-practice consent forms? No. Providers should develop the consent forms meeting requirements from their regulating body.
Will the 30-day window to submit a claim through eClaims be extended? This is a concern for providers who don’t have access to their records due to the lockdown. TELUS is working with insurers to extend the timeframe. TELUS will communicate with providers if there is an update.
What if patients need updated doctors notes to be covered, will this be exempted? No. Doctor notes will continue to be a requirement for some benefit plans.
Can providers submit eClaims for virtual visits through 3rd party Practice Management Software? Yes providers can submit eClaims through the TELUS Provider Portal and 3rd party software certified on eClaims.
Tips to make the most out of virtual consultations, TELUS Health
As a new normal of physical distancing takes hold, many allied healthcare professionals are treating their patients virtually. While virtual consultations can be just as effective as in-person appointments, they may be a little daunting at first. As with most things, preparation is key. Here are a few tips to help ensure your time is focused on the patient, not technology.