Broadening Telehealth Coverage for Medicaid and CHIP
Trump Administration on 23rd April 2020, released a new toolkit for states to help accelerate the adoption of broader telehealth coverage policies in the Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) during the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This release builds on the agency’s swift actions to provide states with a wide range of tools and guidance to support their ability to care for their Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries during this public health emergency.
Ensuring that patients can safely receive the care they need at home minimizes travel to healthcare facilities and supports efforts to limit community spread of the virus. Under President Trump’s leadership, CMS has taken numerous steps to ensure that Americans can access the health care services they need through electronic and virtual means. Swift actions in Medicare have ensured that the nation’s health coverage program for seniors is able to pay for telehealth services delivered nationwide and in any setting, with recent steps expanding Medicare payment for 80 additional telehealth services. Readmore Behavioral Health Billing Utah