This article was updated on July 23, 2020 due to a change in the expiration date of outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth. See below for the updated answer on the expiration date of the Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19.
As I hope you all know by now, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has expanded who can provide and be reimbursed for services delivered via telehealth to include outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services provided not only by private practices, but also institutional providers. Now what everyone wants to know is this a temporary or permanent expansion and if temporary, what is the expiration date.
Is the expansion of telehealth services to include outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy permanent or temporary expansion?
What is the current expiration date for the Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to COVID-19?
Answer (Updated July 23, 2020)
How can I access the current PHE Declaration?
Where can I learn more about PHE Declarations?
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Is there a link that references the Public Health Emergency ending July 24, 2020 for the current telehealth expiration date?
You would then have to count the number of days.
Do we know yet if Telehealth will be extended beyond July 24th, 2020 for Medicare patients?
No. An updated article will be published when the announcement is made.
Has the deadline been extended yet?
Nope. Watch my website for updates.