Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is joining the bipartisan push to remove barriers that limit the use of telehealth by ending outdated geographic and site restrictions for Medicare, so patients can receive approved telehealth services.
Additionally, the Telehealth Extension Act (H.R. 6202) would provide a two-year temporary extension of current COVID-19 emergency telehealth waivers. This would enable Critical Access Hospitals to provide outpatient behavioral health services through telehealth and permanently providing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services additional flexibility in public health emergencies.
“North Country residents, especially our seniors, rely on telehealth services to keep them in touch with their healthcare providers,” Stefanik said. “I am proud to join this bipartisan effort to expand telehealth services that provide patients with access to healthcare services regardless of distance or medical conditions that make in-person visits challenging.”
Read full text of the bill that Stefanik is cosponsoring here.