The legislation would eliminate most geographic and originating site restrictions on the use of telehealth in Medicare, authorize the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service to continue reimbursement for telehealth for 90 days beyond the end of the public health emergency and enable the HHS to expand telehealth in Medicare during all future emergencies and disasters.
HHS said Friday it will deliver an additional $10 billion in federal relief dollars to hospitals in new coronavirus hot spot areas as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the South and overwhelm some hospitals.
Access to behavioral healthcare is especially challenging. Beyond the burden on individuals, the challenges of accessing and delivering behavioral health services have a ripple effect across healthcare. The use of virtual delivery channels could expand treatment to 53 million Americans suffering from behavioral health issues, according to a new report from Accenture.
Digital health received $6.3 billion in funding in the first half of 2020, shattering all previous funding records, according to a new report from research firm Mercom Capital Group The amount is a 24% increase from the first half of 2019.