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CMS Finalizes New Telehealth Rule for Medicare Advantage & more Telehealth Buzz

CMS Finalizes New Telehealth Rule for Medicare Advantage & more Telehealth Buzz On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a new rule for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans. While the new rule addresses a variety of issues, it specifically makes telehealth more accessible for MA recipients. MA plans can offer […]

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Members of Congress urge CMS to allow telephone-only mental health care during COVID-19 & more Telehealth Buzz

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Access to Tele-mental Health for Medicare Recipients Last week U.S. Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services urging the agencies to expand Medicare-covered telehealth services. The CARES Act […]

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Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress Telehealth Buzz

Telehealth May Get Another Boost from Congress On Friday the Healthcare Broadband Expansion During COVID-19 Act was introduced by Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK) to enhance telehealth services during COVID-19. The Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Healthcare Connect Fund Program currently subsidizes the cost of broadband for rural healthcare facilities. The Act increases […]

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