Telehealth Waivers to be Extended 151 Days Beyond End of PHE

By: Lindsay K. Scott

On March 15, 2022, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 was enacted into law. This spending bill extends certain telehealth waivers permitting patients to be located in their homes and other settings in order to receive telehealth services, allowing rural health clinics to be designated “distant sites” eligible for reimbursement for telehealth services, expanding the types of practitioners eligible to provide telehealth services from distant sites, and modifying in-person requirements related to telehealth mental health services. Telehealth waivers will be available for 151 days following the termination of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Congress will need to take additional legislative action to further extend or make the telehealth waivers permanent.

Lindsay K. Scott
Lindsay K. Scott is a member of Wyatt’s Health Care Service Team. Lindsay concentrates her practice in transactional and regulatory health care law. She advises health care providers on compliance with state and federal licensure and reimbursement matters and fraud, abuse, and privacy requirements, including the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, False Claims Act and HIPAA. Lindsay has significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts for clients in the health care industry.  Read More