The use of telehealth has rapidly expanded in response to the COVID-19 emergency. For the duration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), Medicare will make payment for services furnished to beneficiaries in all areas of the country in all settings. Many other health insurers have also updated their telemedicine policies in response to the crisis.
The PHE is now expected to be extended beyond July 15th, 2022. The Secretary has stated that his office will give a 60-day notice prior to the termination of the PHE.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) has created this guidance to help physicians, practices, and health care organizations navigate telehealth and e-visits.