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CMS Considering Making Changes To Telehealth Rules Permanent Once COVID-19 Pandemic Ends

  • April 16, 2020

Bloomberg Law (4/15, Stein, Subscription Publication) reports that CMS “is exploring whether it could make emergency changes to telehealth regulations permanent once the coronavirus pandemic is over.” The article says, “Expanding telehealth is at the top of the list of changes the agency is eyeing, CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Wednesday in a call with reporters.” She “has long been trying to make it easier for doctors to practice telehealth, but has encountered wariness from doctors and patients over quality of care and competition. There are also concerns about fraudulent Medicare payments for the practice.”