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Tele-rehabilitation Support Statement from NARA
September 8, 2021

Increasing access to rehabilitation therapy services, including through audio and video telecommunications technology, can decrease healthcare costs by reducing hospital admissions, and readmissions, emergency department visits, and urgent care visits. Additionally, patients have improved adherence to treatment recommendations, leading to better outcomes. It is vital this important mode of therapy delivery continues to be broadly available after the pandemic ends.

Source: https://votervoice.net/NARA/home
Biden-Harris Administration Invests over $19 Million to Expand Telehealth Nationwide and Improve He
August 18, 2021

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing key investments that will strengthen telehealth services in rural and underserved communities and expand telehealth innovation and quality nationwide. These investments—totaling over $19 million—are being distributed to 36 award recipients through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Source: https://www.hhs.gov/
CMS 2021 Medicare Telehealth Fact Sheet is Now Live
August 10, 2021

The CMS 2021 Medicare Telehealth Fact Sheet is now live.  Medicare pays specific Part B physician or practitioner services provided through a telecommunications system. Telehealth services substitute for an in-person visit.

Source: www.cms.gov
Hawai’i Program Brings Telehealth - and Digital Literacy Training - to Libraries
July 27, 2021

The state is targeting access to care and the digital divide with a federally funded program that will bring telehealth services and digital literacy training to 15 libraries serving underserved communities.

Source: https://mhealthintelligence.com/
Federal PHE Extended
July 19, 2021

On Monday, US Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra signed a renewal of the determination that a "public health emergency" exists due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The determination was last renewed in April and was set to expire -- as it is up for renewal every 90 days. This latest renewal is effective starting Tuesday and will continue for another 90 days.

Source: https://www.phe.gov/
Calendar Year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
July 13, 2021

On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces and solicits public comments on proposed policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), and other Medicare Part B issues, on or after January 1, 2022.

Source: https://www.cms.gov/