A sentence tucked into last year’s pandemic relief bill sets requirements for in-person care before Medicare will cover mental healthcare services via telehealth.
A report from the Center for Connected Health Policy says many of the nation’s largest health plans made significant changes to telehealth coverage during the pandemic. How they shift from temporary to permanent coverage remains to be seen.
In advance of the next session of Congress, lawmakers are scrambling to file new bills or resubmit old bills that aim to expand telehealth access and coverage through and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.
The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act is back, after failing to make it through Congress last year. Will lawmakers see enough value in telehealth to make it a priority this year?
CMS Clarifies 2021 PFS Reimbursements for Remote Patient Monitoring
In an update posted this week in the Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has amended the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule to clarify reimbursement for remote patient monitoring programs.
At its annual meeting, the American Telemedicine Association reports that 24 states now require that healthcare received via telemedicine be paid the same as in-person services.
Over just six months, state regulating bodies show moderate improvement in telemedicine policies and laws, Continue reading