New Legislation Would Expand Telehealth Reimbursement for Home Health

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New federal legislation would expand Medicare’s reimbursement for telehealth services provided by home health agencies during a public emergency. Introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD), the bill–the Home Health Emergency Access to Telehealth Act (HEAT)–would allow agencies to provide home-health services via video or audio and receive reimbursement if certain conditions were met. Based on the COVID-19 public health emergency, home-health agencies currently have greater flexibility to provide telehealth services but are still only able to report in-person visits on home-health claims to CMS.

Ty Howard

Ty Howard

Ty Howard is an attorney specializing in internal investigations, government enforcement, and white-collar criminal defense. A former federal and state prosecutor, Ty focuses his practice on helping businesses and individuals in highly regulated industries navigate government investigations, civil and criminal litigation, and compliance issues.

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