Washington, DC – February 7, 2022 – Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) applauds the introduction of the Telehealth Expansion and Evaluation Act by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN), and urge Congress to swiftly take up this important piece of bipartisan legislation.
The legislation, if passed, would extend current Medicare telehealth reimbursement waivers and DEA telehealth prescribing waivers for two years after the COVID-19 public health emergency period (PHE). Last week, EHI, along with more than 330 organizations sent a letter to Congressional leaders calling for temporary extension of telehealth waivers as a pathway toward permanent telehealth policies.
“By extending the current telehealth waivers by two years after the end of the COVID-19 PHE, the Telehealth Expansion and Evaluation Act would provide much-needed certainty to providers and patients who have come to rely on telehealth as a critical tool to deliver and access high-quality care,” said Jen Covich Bordenick, CEO of EHI. “We urge Congress to quickly act to pass this bipartisan legislation as an important step toward permanent reform.”
About Executives for Health Innovation
Executives for Health Innovation (EHI) is a catalyst for healthcare transformation, convening diverse leaders from across the industry to unlock opportunities for collaborative innovation. EHI, along with its coalition of members, focuses on education, thought leadership, and advocacy. We believe that innovation and diverse perspectives power the transformation of healthcare. Our members are working toward consumer-centered health that is lower cost, higher quality, and more accessible for all populations.