Telemedicine at UC Davis Health. © UC Regents

Key Points

  • Services provided must be medically necessary and rendered by qualified health care professionals in accordance with the scope of practice and federal and state laws.

  • Assignment of CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-10 codes is based on the medical record documentation and payer specific guidelines.

  • Medical record documentation must meet the requirements outlined in UC Davis Health Policies and Procedures (P&P) 2307 and as applicable in P&P’s 1930 and 1905.

  • With a limited exception, teaching physician services may be billed to Medicare only when the documentation supports that the teaching physician provided a direct service to the patient. See Primary Care Exception for exception details (PDF).

More information for UCD Health employees and providers is available via the Employee links.