Resources & Reports

Fact Sheet

DHCS Telehealth Policy Recommendations & Trailer Bill Language

Prior to COVID-19, California’s Medicaid program (Medi-Cal) had one of the most robust telehealth policies in the nation. While Medi-Cal had updated their Provider Manual in the summer of 2019 with more expansive policy around telehealth, even with these progressive policies, temporary changes were needed to allow telehealth to be utilized more widely and effectively in the face of COVID-19.

Fact Sheet

Telehealth Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (HR 133)

The combined relief-spending bill passed by Congress in late December 2020 included several telehealth-related provisions. Chief among them are the addition of a new Medicare payment designation, new flexibilities for rural hospitals, and significant funding for broadband access efforts. Several other notable telehealth-related provisions were tucked into the bill and CCHP has developed a factsheet summarizing what you need to know.

Fact Sheet

Finalized CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On Dec. 1, 2020, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published their Final Calendar Year (CY) 2021 revisions related to the Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS). Telehealth changes are prevalent throughout the 2000+ page document, and CCHP has broken it all down in this factsheet.