On April 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a second round of regulatory waivers and rule changes in an interim final rule with comment (IFC) that added significant flexibilities for the coverage of telehealth services furnished by a broader set of eligible clinicians and in nontraditional health settings during the COVID-19 public health emergency. These additional changes further demonstrate CMS’s commitment to using telehealth to mitigate COVID-19 exposure risks to Medicare beneficiaries and its response to feedback regarding gaps in existing telehealth coverage and reimbursement rules.

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