May 11, 2021

Understanding The Case For Telehealth Payment Parity

Dr. Chad Ellimoottil discusses the future of telehealth in Health Affairs

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth use surged as a result of Medicare and private payers loosened payment restrictions. While there is bipartisan support from lawmakers, administrators, and clinicians for the continued use of telehealth following the pandemic, debate about multiple implementation issues remains, importantly: Should telehealth continue to be reimbursed at the same rate as in-person care?