Category: Rural Health Clinics

CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 – Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

 Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs): CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the Trump Administration has issued an unprecedented array of temporary regulatory waivers and new rules to equip the American healthcare system with maximum flexibility to...

Telehealth: Delivering Care Safely During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, HHS has taken steps to make it easier to provide telehealth services. Telehealth — sometimes referred to as telemedicine — describes the use of 2-way communication technology for certain health care services. We encourage health care providers to adopt and use telehealth as a...

Telehealth & COVID-19

Latest Updates & Resources COVID-19 Telehealth Policy Resources to Know About With telehealth policy changing rapidly during the COVID-19 emergency, the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) and the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers (NCTRCs) have worked to develop some important resources to help guide providers and telehealth...

The COVID-19 CARES Act & New CMS Guidelines

In the past few days, there have been significant actions impacting federal telehealth policy.  The $2 trillion relief package, HR 748, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act or “CARES Act”, was signed into law and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued updates regarding...

COVID-19 CARES ACT SIGNED!

After passing in both the House and Senate, the President signed into law HR 748, the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act or “CARES Act”.  The $2 trillion relief package not only provides economic relief but also funding for health care.  Among the provisions include funding for hospitals,...

Federal CONNECT Act Seeks to Expand Access to Telehealth in Medicare

Last week S. 2741 (Sen. Schatz) and HR 4932 (Rep. Thompson), the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019 (CONNECT Act), were introduced in order to amend the Social Security Act to expand access to telehealth in the Medicare program.  Medicare...

New Bill Seeks to Expand Telehealth Services in Rural Health Clinics

A bill introduced in April seeks to expand telehealth services offered by the nation’s 4,300 rural health clinics by enabling them to be qualified through Medicare as distant site providers. By Eric Wicklund May 15, 2019 – Congress is considering a bill that would enable rural health clinics to support...
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