ATA urges Biden admin to safeguard telehealth coverage, extend public health emergency

Elvera Bartels

The American Telemedicine Association issued a letter to U.S. Division of Overall health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra this 7 days urging the company to prolong the COVID-19 community health and fitness emergency through at the very least the conclude of 2022.  

The group famous that telehealth’s expanded coverage now relies upon on the flexibilities enacted beneath the PHE.  

“Sufferers and suppliers know the ‘telehealth cliff’ is coming with the conclude of the PHE should really Congress are unsuccessful to act in time. Having said that, a major sum of uncertainty surrounds the query of when the PHE will basically expire,” reported ATA CEO Ann Mond Johnson in a assertion.   

“We figure out there are numerous unknowns related to the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic around the next 12 to 24 months. Having said that, we implore Secretary Becerra to present as a lot predictability and certainty as feasible

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