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Current Events Thrust Telehealth Into the Spotlight Again

CCHP’s May Newsletter is Here! This month’s topics include: Use of Telemedicine to Facilitate Medication Abortions; Latest Policy Developments in CCHP’s Telehealth Policy Finder and Policy Trends Map; IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:  CCHP’s State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Summary Report; CMS Provides Revises Factsheet for FQHCs and RHCs to Bill Mental Health Visits via Telecommunications; The Committee for Responsible Federal Budget on Telehealth Examines Telehealth Impact on Medicare Spending Resulting from COVID Policy Expansions; Pharmacies Take Steps to Limit Adderall Prescriptions by Telehealth-Based Prescribers; Telemedicine Challenges for FQHCs, Audio-Only Proves Critical; Medicare Mental Health Booklet Update; HHS Secretary Becerra Expresses Support for Continuation of Telehealth; ACHC Telehealth Certification; Telehealth, Telephone & E-Visits included in HHS Risk Adjustment Program.

Newsletter

It’s Finally Here! The Spring 2022 50-State Telehealth Laws & Medicaid Program Policies Summary Report from CCHP!

SPRING 2022 HIGHLIGHTED FINDINGS:  The main areas where changes were made over the past five months fall in the three buckets that CCHP uses to categorize information within its Policy Finder: Medicaid policy, private payer policy, and regulation of health professionals.  A significant number of administrative changes centered around broadening Medicaid reimbursement. In many cases, this was influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the expiration of many temporary expansions in telehealth reimbursement that have been in place for the past two years, and which providers and patients have become accustomed.

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State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Policies Report, Spring 2022

Our semi-annual report has gone digital

 The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is releasing its Spring 2022 Summary Report of the state telehealth laws and Medicaid program policies catalogued in CCHP’s online Policy Finder tool. Prior to Spring 2021, this same information was released at least twice a year in the form of a 500+ page PDF report titled, “the State Telehealth Laws and Reimbursement Report” since 2012. With the transition to the online Policy Finder, users are able to navigate each state’s updated information as soon as CCHP makes it available. Additionally, the information from the online tool can be exported for each state into a PDF document using the most current information available on CCHP’s website. CCHP plans to continue to produce these bi-annual summary reports of the status of telehealth policies across the United States in the Spring and Fall each year to provide a snapshot of the progress made in the past six months. CCHP is committed to providing timely policy information that is easy for users to navigate and understand through our Policy Finder. The information for this summary report covers updates in state telehealth policy made between January and mid-April 2022.

Read the Executive Summary

We will continue to produce bi-annual summary reports of the status of telehealth policies across the United States to provide a snapshot of the progress made in the past six months.  The information for this summary report covers updates in state telehealth policy made between January and mid-April 2022.

While this Executive Summary provides an overview of findings, it must be stressed that there are nuances in many of the telehealth policies. To fully understand a specific policy and all its intricacies, the full language of it must be read utilizing CCHP’s telehealth Policy Finder.

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