CMS Report on Telehealth in Medicare

CMS Report on Telehealth in Medicare. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a report to Congress detailing the state of telehealth in the Medicare program. The report has four areas of focus: 1) Medicare beneficiaries whose care would benefit the most from telehealth expansion; 2) activities by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation that increased access to telehealth; 3) the types of high-volume services suitable for telehealth;  and 4) barriers that might prevent the expansion of telehealth. CMS found that, overall, telehealth utilization among Medicare-fee-service beneficiaries has increased, though services have primarily focused on the needs of rural beneficiaries.