Medicare Further Expands Telehealth Access For Long-Term Care, Hospice & Home Health Benefits

On March 30, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced temporarily expanded access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries nationwide to permit them receive services where they live, including residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities, and those receiving home health or hospice benefits. If a physician determines that a Medicare beneficiary should not leave home because of a medical contraindication or due to suspected or confirmed COVID-19, and the beneficiary needs skilled services, the beneficiary …

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