Lawmakers, Stakeholders Divided On Stand-Alone Telehealth Benefits

By Cara Smith / April 27, 2023 at 12:26 PM
Lawmakers and telehealth stakeholders are divided over whether to permanently expand access to stand-alone employer-sponsored telehealth benefits that were temporarily put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some lawmakers and stakeholders say Congress must extend the provision to avoid a telehealth cliff after the COVID-19 public health emergency ends May 11, others are concerned that doing so could silo patients from other major employer health benefits. With the deadline rapidly approaching, telehealth and employer stakeholders are making a final...

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