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CMS Issues “In Lieu of” Services Guidance to Address Health-Related Social Needs in Medicaid Managed Care

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On January 4, in its most recent effort to expand federal support for addressing health-related social needs (HRSNs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to clarify an existing option for states to address HRSNs through the use of “in lieu of” services and settings policies in Medicaid managed care.

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How we can avoid the 'telehealth cliff'

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"If Congress does not act before the public health emergency ends, regulatory flexibilities that now ensure all Medicare beneficiaries maintain access to telehealth will go away," said Kyle Zebley, director of public policy at the ATA, who moderated the panel.

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Report shows 'vast improvement' in state telehealth reimbursement policies

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

The wide-ranging report – which focuses only on commercial health insurance laws, and not Medicaid rules – notes that, although telehealth coverage has widely expanded, not all of these laws are equally effective at ensuring access to virtual care. It simply accelerated its inevitable growth," Lacktman added. WHY IT MATTERS.

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Maine health system embraces telehealth, but looks for policy clarity

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

Martel pointed to the temporary federal policy changes around telehealth as an instrumental part of CMH's ability to scale up the program. What the future holds at CMH will depend largely on how many of the temporary changes to telehealth policy the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services make permanent.

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Senator Tina Smith: 'We have to learn from our experiences' on telehealth

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

" As noted by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension earlier this week , there have been 31 federal policy changes enacted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to expand access to telehealth.

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8 must-know lessons from telehealth's new normal

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

How to navigate a new policy landscape. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offered wide latitude around telehealth regulation and reimbursement in the early days of the COVID-19 emergency. How to optimize RPM for physicians.

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FCC and other awards helped enable permanent telehealth policy changes in Virginia

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

"We have provided services to patients in every region of the Commonwealth of Virginia enabled by state and federal policy waivers, and have worked with the Virginia General Assembly to codify many of these changes for Medicaid, commercially insured and uninsured patients," she continued.

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