CMS Finalizes Plan to Allow Medicare Advantage Plans to Expand Telehealth Benefits

Source: FierceHealthcare

The Trump administration has finalized several changes in Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D in anticipation of bid submissions on June 1, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (PDF) Friday that includes technical changes mandated by the 21st Century Cures Act and the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act, notably targeting telehealth. CMS will offer MA plans greater flexibility to offer and discount telehealth for specialty care, which will allow them to grow their benefits while meeting network adequacy standards.

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