June 11, 2021
Is Telehealth Here to Stay? No Word from Congress, but States are Making Moves
The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent public health emergency (PHE) ushered in rapid changes to the U.S. health care system. While telehealth has been around for some years, regulatory obstacles and reimbursement challenges prevented it from being widely adopted. Following the PHE designation, several of the barriers such as Medicare reimbursement and insurance coverage were temporarily resolved, allowing many patients to access medical services from their own homes without physically visiting a facility. While telehealth has bipartisan support, little has been done on the federal level to make telehealth permanent. Where Congress has stalled, States have picked up the slack and are moving forward with legislation to improve access to telehealth services post-PHE. To learn more about telehealth’s benefits, what States are doing and how the federal government might respond, keep reading. Read More >>>
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