DC council votes to extend telehealth coverage for postpartum care

Washington D.C. lawmakers are set to enact a new law that would greatly expand telehealth coverage for postpartum care.

The Postpartum Coverage Expansion Act Amendment of 2020, which was passed unanimously by the DC Council, extends postpartum inpatient and outpatient benefits through Medicaid from up to 60 days after childbirth to at least a year, and instructs the mayor to seek approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that all Medicaid health policies cover “innovative models of care,” include telehealth visits, remote patient monitoring and mHealth interventions.



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