Today, the Trump Administration further broadened access to telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries for services starting March 6, 2020, and for the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. Specifically, the Administration has indicated that:
A fact sheet on this announcement and a frequently asked questions document are available on the CMS website.
Earlier this week, the President’s proclamation declaring a national emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak enabled access to flexibilities included in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed on March 6. The act specifically waived geographic and site restrictions. It also established that a provider must have a pre-existing relationship with a patient before utilizing telehealth.
For additional information, contact Laura Stevens Kent, HAP’s senior vice president, strategic integration, or Kate Slatt, HAP’s vice president, innovative payment and care delivery.
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