May 27, 2020
Lawmakers Push to Extend Telehealth Freedoms Past the COVID-19 Emergency
Eric Wicklund - mHealthIntelligence
- With the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on mental health services, a group of lawmakers is asking Congress to give telehealth more time to prove itself.
In a May 21 letter to Congressional leadership, 32 House members are asking that ongoing emergency efforts to relax telehealth regulations during the pandemic be continued “for a reasonable transition period following the COVID-19 emergency period to collect appropriate data to provide an adequate amount of time to determine which of those flexibilities should be continued permanently.”
The order would be included in the next COVID-19 relief bill, the lawmakers said.