Current Status of Telehealth in New England - by Matt Fisher HIMSS New England Advocacy Chair
Current Status of Telehealth in New England
HIMSS New England Advocacy Chair
The ability to deliver and be paid for healthcare services delivered through telehealth modalities was both inconsistent and uncertain prior to the beginning of the public health emergency (“PHE”) surrounding COVID-19. The reality of coverage prior COVID-19 was that some of the states in New England required coverage, but others were silent. The shutdowns of healthcare facilities and offices caused by the onset of CVOID-19 in March 2020 completely altered that landscape. See how the Federal Government and how our New England States responded.