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Many insurances such as Commercial and Medicare plans have lowered the restrictions to allow providers to offer telemedicine services to their patients. This benefit is temporary for some insurances.

  • MEDICARE : (Dec. 31, 2022) per cms.gov To help protect access to care as informed by data,¬†CMS recently announced¬†that for the first time outside of the COVID-19 PHE, Medicare will pay for mental health visits furnished by Rural Health Clinics and Federally Qualified Health Centers via interactive video-based telehealth, including audio-only telephone calls. Additionally, CMS is permanently eliminating geographic barriers and allowing patients in their homes to access telehealth services for diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of mental health disorders, including via audio-only communications technology. These provisions were included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.
  • HMAA: TELEMEDICINE APPROVED BENEFIT

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https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/new-hhs-study-shows-63-fold-increase-medicare-telehealth-utilization-during-pandemic

https://www.hmaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/plan_2plus_op1.pdf

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