Trump Administration Drives Telehealth Services in Medicaid and Medicare

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

MLN Connects Thursday, October 15, 2020 On October 14, CMS expanded the list of telehealth services that Medicare Fee-for-Service will pay for during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE). CMS is also providing additional support to state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) agencies in their efforts to expand access to telehealth. The actions reinforce President Trump’s Executive Order …

CMS – Telehealth Update – August 4, 2020

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

CMS is proposing changes to expand telehealth permanently, consistent with the Executive Order on Improving Rural and Telehealth Access that President Trump signed. The Executive Order and proposed rule advance our efforts to improve access and convenience of care for Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those living in rural areas. Additionally, the proposed rule implements a multi-year effort to reduce clinician burden …

Senior woman consults a e-health doctor with tablet

Telehealth and 1135 Waiver

Angie Szumlinski News

Telehealth now more than ever is an important tool in your toolkit! CMS has released a video providing answers to common questions about the Medicare telehealth services benefit. Since CMS has expanded this benefit temporarily on an emergency basis under the 1135 waiver authority and Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act there are tons of questions. Click the link …

Telehealth – Finally!

Angie Szumlinski Health, News

During this public health emergency there has been an urgency to expand telehealth/telemedicine to help people receive a wider range of services from their doctors without going to a healthcare facility. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, telehealth was only covered under Medicare/Medicaid for rural providers and existing patients. In order to reduce person-to-person contact with our most vulnerable population, and …