MedPAC Considers Permanent Telehealth For APMs After COVID-19

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / September 4, 2020 at 6:19 PM
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission on Friday (Sept. 4) considered what aspects of telehealth should remain in Medicare after the COVID-19 public health emergency, with some commissioners saying they would support allowing more flexibilities in telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries in alternative payment models than in fee-for-service. Commissioner Bruce Pyenson, however, cautioned that the use of telehealth will likely look different outside of a public health emergency. Earlier this year, CMS used interim rulemaking to lift regulations on telehealth for Medicare...

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