CMS COVID-19 Interim Final Rule Summary and Code Chart

As part of its announcement on “Sweeping Regulatory Changes to Help U.S. Healthcare System Address COVID-19 Patient Surge the Administration included significant additional Medicare telehealth changes, including: CMS will now pay for more than 80 additional services when furnished via telehealth. These include emergency department visits, initial nursing facility and discharge visits, and home visits, [...]

2020-05-01T12:04:28-04:00March 31st, 2020|

Telehealth in the Third COVID Legislative Package

The President has signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R.748).  The language is a significant advancement for the telehealth community.  Here is a topline of the key telehealth provisions in the bill - Sec. 3212. Telehealth network and telehealth resource centers grant programs. This section would amend the current Telehealth Network and [...]

2020-04-06T17:28:47-04:00March 27th, 2020|

Secretary Azar Calls on Governors to Allow Telemedicine Across State Lines

On March 25, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar sent a letter to Governors calling on them to take a number of actions to strengthen the healthcare workforce as it faces the COVID-19 pandemic, including: Allow licensure across state lines  - either in person or through telemedicine Waive state-level regulatory barriers to [...]

2020-03-26T12:10:14-04:00March 25th, 2020|

NGA Memos on State Licensure Requirements

National Governors Association Memorandum to Governors on Telehealth and State Licensure Requirements On March 20 and 24, the National Governors Association (NGA) issued memorandum to State Governors on “Gubernatorial Strategies for Telehealth” and "Gubernatorial Strategies for Health Care Workforce and Facility Capacity." The first memo noted the many state actions that have already been taken [...]

2020-03-25T18:19:54-04:00March 25th, 2020|

Stakeholder Letter – Telehealth for People with High-Deductible Health Plans

On March 20, a group of leading organizations called on Congress to pass legislation that amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers and health plans to cover telehealth services pre-deductible in Health Savings Account-eligible high deductible health plans during this health care crisis. This legislation would build on efforts by Congress to [...]

2021-04-08T13:43:49-04:00March 20th, 2020|

Stakeholder Letter on Telehealth HDHP Language

Leading organizations called on Congress to pass legislation that would amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow employers and health plans to cover telehealth services pre-deductible in Health Savings Account-eligible high deductible health plans during this health care crisis. Download PDF

2021-02-15T13:38:08-04:00March 20th, 2020|

Letter from Leading Telehealth, Provider, and Expert Groups Asking for a Follow-up Tweak for Healthcare Providers to be able to Better use the Medicare Telehealth Provision from the First Coronavirus Package

Leading telehealth, provider, and expert groups sent a letter to leaders in the House and Senate for a follow-up tweak for healthcare providers to be able to better use the Medicare telehealth provision from the first COVID-19 (coronavirus) package.

2021-04-08T13:43:56-04:00March 11th, 2020|
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