Grassley Wants Telehealth Waivers Implemented Quickly

By Michelle M. Stein, Ariel Cohen / March 12, 2020 at 4:32 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) said he wants CMS to implement the Medicare telehealth provisions of the supplemental COVID-19 funding bill immediately to help those in urban areas use such services. CMS doesn’t have a timeline for when the waivers might go into effect, and some telehealth advocates and providers see difficulties with the way the law was put together. The law, signed by the president Friday (March 6), lets qualified Medicare providers offer telehealth services during the...

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