As 2023 begins to wind down, CCHP is looking back at the year to assess where things stand on the telehealth policy landscape. The conclusion we have come to is: for federal policy at least, we’re pretty much right where we were at the beginning of the year. This year was supposed to be the year of significant changes in telehealth policy because the federal public health emergency (PHE) had been set to end on May 11, 2023. However, looking back over the past year, we actually see that federally many of the temporary COVID-19 telehealth policy waivers still remain in effect. (On the state level it would depend on the state, but overall, state telehealth policy remained fairly stable as many states had decided in previous years what to do with their COVID-19 temporary policies). All this means is that 2024 will likely be the year where policymakers will be forced to make some tough decisions unless they decide they want to do another temporary extension.