Health centers are increasingly using telehealth to better meet their patients’ needs and to overcome persistent clinical workforce shortages.
We are working with our state and national partners to expand the innovative and successful telehealth programs at health centers across the country by encouraging Congress and the Administration to adopt policies that support implementation and reimbursement for telehealth in both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Currently, there are limitations on Medicare reimbursement for health centers using telehealth and only 16 states currently have a policy in place to allow health centers to use telehealth in their Medicaid programs. While many health centers have utilized grants and other one-time funding opportunities to integrate telehealth technologies into their practice, reimbursement for telehealth is critical to the long-term sustainability and expansion of telehealth services.
- Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019
- AB 2007 (Salas) Telehealth
- Telehealth and Health Centers
- Expanding Access to Care: Streamlining Health Care Delivery through Technology
- The Health Center Program is Increasing Access to Care through Telehealth
- Center for Connected Health Policy
- Telehealth Resources Centers
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Fact Sheet on Telehealth