Telehealth Stakeholders Tell HHS PHE Extension Is Necessary

By Cara Smith / May 13, 2022 at 2:50 PM
Telehealth stakeholders are asking HHS to extend the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency (PHE) beyond July to keep certain pandemic flexibilities in place and prevent the creation of a telehealth cliff. A handful of flexibilities were left out of the post-PHE 151-day telehealth waiver extension included in the omnibus funding law and some lobbyists say those flexibilities need to be codified before the PHE ends. Specifically, telehealth payment parity, interstate licensure, prescription of controlled substances and HIPPA-compliant platform provisions weren’t...

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