New Bill Aims To Make Pandemic Telehealth Benefits Permanent


June 22, 2021 10:57 am

Reps. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) are introducing legislation today to make it easier for older adults to access telehealth services. The bill, shared first with PULSE, would codify new telehealth flexibilities for Medicare beneficiaries granted during the pandemic.

Providers would be allowed to deliver telehealth services to patients in their homes regardless of what part of the country they live in, and would permanently allow Medicare to pay for doctor’s visits via audio-only phone calls, rather than requiring a video component for every call.