Today, 225 organizations signed a letter to House Telehealth Caucus Representatives Thompson, Welch, Matsui, Schweikert, and Johnson endorsing the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 (HR 7663).
The legislation includes four major and vital provisions:
- Removing arbitrary geographic restrictions on where a patient must be located in order to utilize
- Enabling patients to continue to receive telehealth services in their homes;
- Ensuring federally qualified health centers and rural health centers can furnish telehealth services; and
- Establishing permanent waiver authority for the Secretary of Health & Human Services during future emergency periods and for 90 days after the expiration of a public health emergency period.