HHS Report Details Uptick In Medicare Telehealth Usage

By Amy Lotven / July 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM
HHS this week released a report showing that traditional Medicare saw a dramatic increase in telehealth usage due to the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in larger urban areas, and, while use has leveled off, the report finds physicians still expect more than 20% of their visits will be via telehealth post-pandemic. Wide-ranging health care stakeholders strongly support maintaining flexibility for telehealth under Medicare and have been urging Congress to permanently repeal the point-of-origin and geographic restrictions. Lawmakers on both sides of...

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