HHS Chief Seeks Congress’ Help To Allow Interstate Licensing For Telehealth

By Cara Smith / March 31, 2022 at 4:01 PM
HHS Xavier Becerra is seeking help from lawmakers in allowing interstate licensing of medical professionals so that telehealth can be practiced across state lines when the pandemic ends. Becerra’s request comes as telehealth stakeholders lobby federal and state lawmakers to take steps to extend flexibilities that have allowed health care delivery across state lines during the COVID-19 public health emergency. At a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing Thursday (March 31), Becerra said in addition to targeting rural and underserved areas...

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