Extending Telehealth Measures Important Step for Care Delivery Say Internists

he American College of Physicians (ACP) says that extending regulatory flexibilities for telehealth that have been put into place during the COVID-19 pandemic, as included in several recent bipartisan bills, is a promising step in care delivery for physicians and their patients.  The Telehealth Extension and Evaluation Act, introduced yesterday by Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Todd Young (R-IN), and The Telehealth Extension Act of 2021, introduced in December by Representatives Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Devin Nunes (R-CA), would both require Medicare to extend coverage for a wider range of telehealth services under broader geographic areas beyond the end of the official Public Health Emergency (PHE) that has been in place during the pandemic. ACP applauds the efforts of these lawmakers in working to extend and expand these vital services.

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