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April 29, 2021

Congress Studies Future of Telehealth after COVID-19 Pandemic

During a pair of Congressional hearings Wednesday, federal lawmakers expressed concerns about the pandemic’s toll on mental health and explored the role of telehealth to address the nation’s growing behavioral health crisis.

March 02, 2021

Federal Lawmakers Explore Future of Telehealth

Today, federal lawmakers discussed the rapid rise of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic, while evaluating recent waivers that have expanded access to millions of patients nationwide.

December 03, 2020

CMS Expands Support for Telehealth Services

On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new rule that included key provisions to protect the recent advancements made in providing and receiving health care utilizing telehealth technologies.

October 20, 2020

Senate Hearing on Broadband Wraps up Efforts and Looks to the Future

In what was deemed as the largest virtually attended broadband hearing of the 2019–2020 legislative session, on Tuesday more than 30 stakeholders joined the state Senate Communications and Technology Committee Broadband Public Roundtable, to discuss federal and state perspectives on broadband access and the impact of COVID-19 on access to health care and other services.

October 16, 2020

CMS Expands List of Reimbursed Telehealth Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that providers will have 11 additional telehealth services that will be reimbursed by CMS during the COVID-19 public health emergency.