Why telehealth progress could be erased if Congress fails to act
Most telehealth coverage for Medicare patients is set to expire. Here’s how to maintain seniors’ access to care while they stay safe at home.
Health spending growth reflects 2018 reinstatement of insurance tax
Growth in health expenditures remained steady even with increases in private health insurance and Medicare spending linked to reinstatement of ACA tax.
Why doctors support these COVID-19 relief provisions
Physician practices lost 243,000 jobs in April. The new COVID-19 relief bill contains needed provisions to provide stability and promote public health.
HEROES Act: What physicians and medical students need to know
The AMA offers highlights on the latest bill in response to COVID-19: "Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” (HEROES Act).
CMS OKs pay parity for telephone visits during COVID-19 crisis
CMS agency agreed to raise rates for telephone visits so seniors can receive continuous care without leaving their homes during the pandemic.
CMS must restart Medicare advance payments and cover Medicaid too
CMS urged to restart its Medicare advance payment program and expand it to cover Medicaid services so practices can remain open during the COVID-19 crisis.
CMS takes additional steps to ensure patients receive medical services
The AMA commends CMS for allowing Medicare beneficiaries in underserved areas to access care from their homes.
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