January 12, 2022

Stefanik cosponsors Telehealth Extension Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) recently cosponsored the Telehealth Extension Act.

According to a press release, the bill would remove barriers that limit the use of telehealth by ending geographic and site restrictions for Medicare, enabling patients to receive approved telehealth services.

Additionally, it would provide a two-year temporary extension of current COVID-19 emergency telehealth waivers, enabling critical access hospitals toprovide outpatient behavioral health services through telehealth, as well as permanently provide the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services additional flexibility in public health emergencies.

“North Country residents, especially our seniors, rely on telehealth services to keep them in touch with their health care providers,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“I am proud to join this bipartisan effort to expand telehealth services that provide patients with access to health care services regardless of distance or medical conditions that make in-person visits challenging.”

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