On March 6, 2020, the “Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act” became law. In addition to providing healthcare agencies with more money to address the COVID-19 outbreak, it also loosens existing telehealth restrictions in order to enhance patient access to care services. On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that they have expanded the waiver for telehealth in a few areas. The waiver of the existing rules is not restricted to existing patients but is open to new patients for the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 as well as other conditions unrelated to the public health emergency.
GA HIMSS Lunch and Learn Webinar: Telehealth During COVID-19 | Georgia Chapter of HIMSS
April 15, 2020