Technology | 07.20.20
House Bill Would Cement Medicare Telehealth Changes
MedCity News (07/16/20) Reuter, Elise
On Capitol Hill late last week, bipartisan members of the House Telehealth Caucus introduced legislation that would permanently lift site restrictions for Medicare patients to access telehealth. The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act would codify one of the most significant changes made during the pandemic, permitting Medicare patients to continue accessing telehealth appointments from home. Before, Medicare had limited telehealth to rural locations, and patients still had to be at a doctor's office, a nursing home, or some other approved site for telehealth to be covered.
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