For Immediate Release:
Contact: Greg Johnson, 301-613-5723
H.R. 6202 Permanently Extends Telehealth Services for Medicare Patients
Washington, D.C. (December 10, 2021): Today the Health Innovation Alliance (HIA) issued the following statement on introduction of the H.R. 6202, Telehealth Extension Act by House Ways and Means Committee, Health Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA).
“It’s refreshing to see U.S House Ways and Means health leaders embrace the nation’s preference for virtual care options by introducing this legislation to make telehealth permanently available to Medicare beneficiaries regardless of their location and in the comfort of their homes.
Instead of requirements related to durable medical equipment and lab testing that could present serious access barriers to some of the most vulnerable patients, Congress should direct the OIG to expand its use of advanced analytics and Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to prevent, detect and end fraud and overutilization. We look forward to working with Chairman Doggett and Ranking Member Nunes to resolve these concerns.”