As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across the United States, states, payers, and providers are looking for ways to expand access to telehealth services.
On February 24, the Drug Enforcement Administration, in consultation with the Department of Health and Human Services, issued two proposed rules that address the prescribing of controlled substances based solely on a telemedicine encounter.
On January 5, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance for State Health Officials clarifying that Medicaid and CHIP coverage and payment of interprofessional consultations (commonly and hereafter referred to as “eConsults”) is permissible, even when the ...
Catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have entered an era of digitally enabled care—fully integrated in-person and virtual care models that hybridize care delivery based on clinical appropriateness and other factors, such as convenience and cost.
In March 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, an omnibus funding bill that included several telehealth provisions aimed at ensuring a smooth transition after the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, states implemented numerous Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program policies and operational processes that helped to maintain coverage and support access to needed physical and behavioral health services for children and adolescents.
Manatt explains proposed CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule extending telehealth flexibilities post-PHE.
This week, the House voted overwhelmingly in support of the Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act of 2022 (H.R. 4040).
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a drastic increase in telehealth utilization across the country, which meaningfully changed the way providers deliver care and illuminated novel state telehealth policy design challenges.
The United States continues to face a behavioral health crisis that has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.