President Trump announced this morning, Wed. March 17, a temporary & emergency basis under COVID19 1135 waivers for Medicare telehealth coverage. This allows beneficiaries to receive a wider range of services from their doctor without traveling to a healthcare facility.
This guidance follows on President Trump’s call for all insurance companies to expand and clarify their policies around telehealth.
To read the fact sheet on this announcement, Medicare coverage and payment of virtual services expansion of telehealth with 1135 waiver for Medicare Telehealth visits, virtual check-ins, and e-visits. In addition, Medicare Telehealth Frequently Asked Questions.