Vizient urges Congress, CMS to make recently expanded telehealth flexibilities permanent

Vizient urges Congress, CMS to make recently expanded telehealth flexibilities permanent

Vizient Inc. (Irving, TX) urged Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to “make permanent many of the legislative and regulatory actions, particularly those related to telehealth, that have been put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Throughout the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, America’s hospitals and health care professionals have taken unprecedented steps to reconfigure health care delivery offerings through telehealth and other technologies. Many of these new modalities were deployed quickly, and successfully, throughout the country, allowing providers to both help slow the spread of the virus and ensure continued patient access to care.

“In its letter to Congress, Vizient applauded the leadership and bold steps that have been taken to support the rapid expansion of telehealth. Vizient also praised the work of leaders at CMS on this critical initiative and similarly urged them to take action in their response to…”

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