CMS is loosening regulations on telehealth services offered in Medicare Advantage plans

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule proposed in October 2018 that loosens regulations on telehealth services offered in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans.

For context, MA is a type of health insurance offered by private insurers to consumers 65 and up as an alternative to the government’s traditional Medicare program. Membership in the private Medicare market grew around 6% year-over-year (YoY) in 2018 and is projected to tick up 12% YoY to reach an all-time high of 23 million members in 2019, making it an attractive market for private payers.



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