Bipartisan Bill Would Allow HHS To Lift Medicare Telehealth Restrictions

By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Michelle M. Stein  
October 30, 2019 at 6:24 PM
A bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced Wednesday (Oct. 30) would allow HHS to waive telehealth restrictions under Medicare, expand telehealth for mental health services, encourage CMS to test more telehealth models in Medicare, and allow for the use of telehealth to recertify a Medicare beneficiary for hospice. The Senate bill, called the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, was introduced by Sens. Brian Schatz (D-HI), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R-SD),...

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