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eHI Explains: Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement During COVID-19

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eHI Explains: Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement During COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Background: Through Congressional action, the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) was granted the authority to waive underlying statutory restrictions on Medicare reimbursement of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency period. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented this flexibility through the issuance of waivers, as well as an interim final rule. 

As health care facilities and provider practices look to protect their providers and patients from COVID-19, telehealth provides a safe and effective option for providers to continue to treat patients from a distance. eHI has put together this FAQ document to help those who are implementing telehealth during this period.*  

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