Administrator of CMS (USA) Made significant announcements on Telehealth via her twitter handle ( @SeemaCMS ).
@CMSGov is announcing a commissioned study of telehealth flexibilities provided during the PHE, and is exploring new opportunities for services where telehealth & virtual supervision can be used to bring care to patients more efficiently.
Today’s PFS final rule adds 60+ services to the #Medicare telehealth list that will continue beyond the #COVID19 public health emergency (PHE) & allow beneficiaries in rural areas greater access to #healthcare.
“Telehealth has long been a priority for the Trump Administration … But the pandemic accentuated just how transformative it could be, & several months in, it’s clear that the healthcare system has adapted seamlessly to a historic telehealth expansion…”
CMS released the Physician Fee Schedule final rule that permanently expands certain #Medicare #telehealth services beyond the public health emergency, allows healthcare professionals to practice at the top of their license & puts #PatientsOverPaperwork.
Here is the press release link to the full announcement – https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-finalizes-permanent-expansion-medicare-telehealth-services-and-improved-payment