Bill would ensure permanent Medicare payments for telehealth and some telephonic services.

Seven bipartisan representatives have re-introduced the Telehealth Modernization Act, a bill that would ensure Medicare payment for health care services delivered via telehealth, providing certainty about continued financial support. The bill would also require Medicare payment for audio-only health care services where internet is unavailable, telehealth encounters for hospice care, and telehealth services provided by rural health clinics and community health centers. This House bill shares similar goals to the CONNECT for Health Act, introduced in the Senate in June 2023, making Medicare payment for telehealth permanent, ahead of the current legislation that sunsets Medicare payment on December 31, 2024.

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For those new to delivering care via telehealth, visit CAPC’s Telehealth and Palliative Care toolkit.

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