Waive patient cost-sharing payments for telehealth
The Office of the Inspector General (within the Department of Health and Human Services), is allowing physicians and other healthcare providers to waive patient cost-sharing payments for telehealth services and other non-face-to-face services like monthly remote care management and remote patient monitoring for the duration of the public health emergency.
Plans cover telehealth without cost to patient
A temporary safe harbor is allowing high-deductible health plans (HDHP) to cover telehealth services and other remote care without cost to plan members before plan members’ deductibles are met. This applies to all HDHPs, including those with plan members using HSAs.
$200 million allocated to fund telehealth
The Federal Communications Commission has implemented a $200 million program to fund telehealth services and some end user devices for healthcare providers and to cover the costs associated with some services and personnel.
Reducing burdensome requirements on providers and health systems
Policy changes related to COVID-19
These policies were a result of the efforts in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency