COVID-19 Medicare Telehealth Coverage Waiver

March 19, 2020

Today, IHA issued a memo on section 1135 Medicare telehealth services and related permissive authorities granted to Medicare Advantage organizations and Part D sponsors in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The waiver allows for additional flexibilities in providing and reimbursed for telehealth services, for both COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 medically necessary services. Additional information can be found in a fact sheet issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.