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COVID-19: President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries

Updated: May 5

During COVID-19 Outbreak:


On March 17, the Trump Administration announced expanded Medicare telehealth coverage that will enable beneficiaries to receive a wider range of health care services from their doctors without having to travel to a health care facility. Beginning on March 6, 2020, Medicare—administered by CMS—will temporarily pay clinicians to provide telehealth services for beneficiaries residing across the entire country.


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This guidance, and earlier CMS actions in response to the COVID-19 virus, are part of the ongoing White House Task Force efforts. To keep up with the important work the Task Force is doing in response to COVID-19, visit the coronavirus.gov webpage.


If your patients are concerned about receiving health care services during COVID-19 outbreak, this benefit allows your patients an easy way to remain at home and receive the health care services.


For more information: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/trump-administration-issues-second-round-sweeping-changes-support-us-healthcare-system-during-covid





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