CMS Unveils COVID-19 Telehealth Toolkit for Medicaid, CHIP Programs

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The 25-page document gives states the rundown on how they can expand Medicaid and CHIP coverage during the Coronavirus pandemic to accommodate telehealth and mHealth platforms.

Federal officials have unveiled a new toolkit to help states expand telehealth coverage under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.

Developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the 25-page toolkit addresses issues that include identifying patient populations for telehealth, provider eligibility, coverage and reimbursement policies, technical requirements and pediatric considerations.

“Although telehealth services have been available in many states for decades, the recent public health emergency (PHE) resulting from COVID-19 has accelerated the interest in service delivery through telehealth,” the toolkit explains. “The purpose of this document is to identify for states the policy topics that should be addressed in order to facilitate widespread adoption of telehealth services, especially when they reside outside the immediate authority of a Medicaid or CHIP program.”

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