Insurers Urge Lawmakers To Keep Telehealth Payment Parity Out Of Permanent Reforms

By Cara Smith / March 31, 2022 at 3:57 PM
Key health insurance lobbies want federal and state lawmakers to steer clear of requiring payment parity between telehealth and in-person visits as they craft permanent telehealth reforms, but some stakeholders disagree. Medicare enforced telehealth payment parity in pandemic telehealth flexibilities and insurers, backed by some telehealth groups, argue such parity should not be made permanent because virtual services do not require the same equipment and time as in-person visits. The recently enacted omnibus spending bill extends pandemic telehealth flexibilities for...

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