Manatt Health March 2, 2022
Emily C. Polk, Jacqueline D. Marks

During the COVID-19 pandemic, HHS has allowed numerous telehealth flexibilities across Medicare and Medicaid, making it possible for patients to receive care remotely from their homes and enabling states, managed care organizations, and providers to expand access to care. The telehealth landscape looks drastically different now compared with before the pandemic, with patients and providers alike now expecting the ability to receive care via telehealth when clinically appropriate.

With an eye to the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and as members of Congress negotiate a spending package to fund the government beyond March 11, pressure is building for Congress to take action to extend or make permanent some of the temporary flexibilities in Medicare beyond the end...

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