ATA Commends Congress for Giving HHS Authority to Waive Restrictions on Telehealth for Medicare Beneficiaries in Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The ATA, the premier organization working to accelerate the adoption of telehealth, today commended Congressional leaders for including a provision to waive telehealth restrictions for Medicare beneficiaries, as part of the COVID-19 supplemental funding package. Telehealth and virtual care solutions can improve access to care and facilitate the timely diagnosis and treatment of individuals, while limiting the risk of person-to-person spread of the virus. “We are heartened by the swift actions being taken by Congress to put the right tools in the hands of healthcare professionals to effectively address the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, the ATA. “Many ATA members are providing solutions that are helping to keep people safe and out of hospitals and doctors’ offices, map the virus and triage individuals needing medical care.”

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