07.20.20

House Telehealth Leaders Move to Cement Regulatory Changes for Virtual Care

Source: FierceHealthcare

Leaders of the House telehealth caucus introduced legislation Thursday to permanently open up access to telehealth services for Medicare patients, according to a FierceHealthcare report.

The bipartisan bill (PDF), the Protecting Access to Post-Covid-19 Telehealth Act, will extend the use of telehealth that was expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic by eliminating restrictions on the use in Medicare. That would provide a bridge for patients currently using the practices because of the coronavirus crisis and require a study on the use of telehealth during COVID-19, said bill co-sponsor Rep. Mike Thompson, D-California, in a statement.

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