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Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services removes telehealth restrictions in the face of COVID-19

Published:
March 19, 2020
Last Updated:
March 19, 2020
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by Danielle Bradnan
Truly disruptive

Telehealth services will temporarily be reimbursed at rates on par with in-person visits, removing the disincentivization that medical practitioners have previously faced. This comes at a time when it is critical to remove barriers to providing remote care in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Clients may believe telehealth has limited opportunities for them, given the stereotype of video cameras and current electronics supply chain problems in China – but they should view mHealth companies (including digital therapeutics) as investment or acquisition targets. These decentralized services are critical now, will retain their value, and because they are software-driven, are not at risk due to breaks in the supply chain.

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