Coronavirus Funding Package Waives Medicare Telehealth Restrictions

By Michelle M. Stein / March 4, 2020 at 6:20 PM
The coronavirus emergency spending measure includes provisions waiving certain Medicare telehealth restrictions during the coronavirus public health emergency, which one advocate called positive -- though she said advocates had hoped the authority would be permanent. The legislative deal, reached by lawmakers Wednesday (March 4) , lets qualified Medicare providers offer telehealth services during a coronavirus national emergency to beneficiaries they have seen within the past three years. The services could be offered in geographic areas where such an emergency has...

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