CMS Updates Medicaid and CHIP Telehealth Toolkit

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated the resource that provides a compilation of telehealth policies for state Medicaid agencies.  It includes flexibilities, requirements, and best practices for states to consider when using telehealth to deliver Medicaid and CHIP benefits and services, including in rural communities.  There is information about telehealth platforms; billing best practices; best practices during and after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency; strategies to promote accessible and culturally competent care via telehealth; strategies for telehealth in value-based care; evaluation strategies to understand how telehealth affects quality, outcomes, and cost; and strategies for communicating, training, and providing resources on telehealth for providers and for beneficiaries.  Rural providers interested in learning more about telehealth policies, visit the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers.

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