Comprehensive telehealth reform is critical to the future of health care
During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth emerged as a vital way to maintain patient access to high-quality care. The AMA is fighting for legislation to permanently fix the restrictions on telehealth coverage and payment.
We are your powerful ally in patient care
Protecting telehealth payments
We successfully secured policy changes from Medicare and private payers to allow for coverage and payment of telehealth visits whether provided by audiovisual or audio-only technology.
Ensuring telehealth access
The benefits of telehealth are obvious. We provide tools and resources to help physicians strengthen continuity of care, extend access beyond normal clinic hours, and ease the impact of clinician shortages in rural areas and among underserved populations.
Improving the health of your patients
AMA’s Return on Health framework demonstrates how virtual care (telehealth) programs can increase the overall health and generate positive impact for patients, clinicians, payors and society.
The AMA is leading the charge to permanently extend telehealth coverage and payment
We are working to ensure communities across the country can continue to access care when and where they need it.