Telehealth Medicare CI services likely to continue past original July deadline
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Posted by: Jessica Houk
ACI Alliance supported approval of CI services for audiologists and SLPs under telehealth. Click here to read the full letter. It appears that CMS is set to continue those services, perhaps indefinitely.
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“I can’t imagine going back. People recognize the value of this, so it seems like it would not be a good thing to force our beneficiaries to go back to in-person visits," @SeemaCMS told STAT. Read the full story
But Verma was adamant in an interview that the increase in telemedicine visits has significantly improved access to care. She said weekly telemedicine visits jumped to more than 1 million a week, compared to about 12,000 before coronavirus began to spread in the U.S. in March.
“It’s made a big contribution in saving lives because it didn’t require our Medicare beneficiaries to leave their home,” she said. “It’s been an incredible response.”
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