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September 2021  

Proposed Medicare Changes to Allow Audio-Only Remote Mental Health Services

This Bulletin is brought to you by AHLA’s Behavioral Health Practice Group.
  • September 29, 2021
  • Michael DeAgro , Sanitas USA, Inc.
  • Sarah Jean Kilker , Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Since the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) began, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has taken bold action within its regulatory authority to expand telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries through a combination of temporary and permanent changes, including adding new telehealth services and scaling back some requirements for existing services. Such changes have had, and will continue to have, a material impact on behavioral health care delivery.


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