Make pandemic telehealth expansions permanent, Google, 339 others urge Congress

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Google, Ascension and Johns Hopkins Health System are among 340 stakeholders that signed a June 29 letter advising Congress to make permanent the telehealth growths given throughout the COVID-19 pandemic..

Jackie Drees –
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

The organizations asked Congress to take immediate action to make sure CMS is able to expand telehealth services after the nationwide health emergency situation is over..

The demands consist of getting rid of constraints on client place so clients can access care in the house; improving HHS authority to figure out appropriate providers and services for telehealth; ensuring federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics can support telehealth services after the public health emergency; and making the HHS temporary waiver authority long-term for future emergency situations..

Other organizations signing the letter include Epic, Keck Medicine of USC, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Amwell, Teladoc, the American Telemedicine Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society..

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