Congress eyes permanent Medicare coverage for telehealth from therapists

A group of lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ensure Medicare coverage for telehealth services provided by physical and occupational therapists, audiologists and speech and language pathologists.

The Expanded Telehealth Access Act, unveiled by some 14 U.S. Representatives, is one of dozens of bills submitted over the past few months by lawmakers aimed permanently extending emergency measures aimed at boosting telehealth access and coverage during the coronavirus pandemic.

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