HHS OIG Telehealth Work Plan Items

The Alliance keeps a tracker of HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) telehealth-related work plan items. Please see below a list of pending and released OIG reports. View other federal data releases here. Reports in Development Title Report Number Expected Release Description Telehealth Services in Select Federal Health Care [...]

2021-12-20T11:04:48-04:00December 19th, 2021|

New Federal Telehealth Data

HHS released new CMS data and an Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) report of Medicare telehealth utilization in 2020 and early 2021. Overall, nearly 53 million virtual visits occurred in traditional Medicare in 2020, compared to about 840,000 in 2019. Of those, nearly all (92%) of visits occurred in patients’ homes, which [...]

2021-12-19T16:28:55-04:00December 13th, 2021|

CMS releases an update to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released updates to the State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth, COVID-19 Version and the Supplement to clarify that states may deliver covered services via audio-only telehealth both during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) and beyond. This [...]

2021-12-06T16:50:05-04:00December 6th, 2021|

Assessment of Patient Preferences for Telehealth in Post–COVID-19 Pandemic Health Care

JAMA: Assessment of Patient Preferences for Telehealth in Post–COVID-19 Pandemic Health Care According to a new study, 66.5 percent of participants surveyed wanted at least some video visits in the future, but when they had a choice between an in-person and a video visit when out-of-pocket costs weren’t a factor, 53% preferred an in-person visit. Exposure [...]

2021-12-13T16:52:24-04:00December 1st, 2021|
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