Telehealth Access for America Applauds Extension of Critical Telehealth Flexibilities in Proposed Omnibus Legislation
Washington, D.C. – Telehealth Access for America issued the following statement in response to the inclusion of a two-year extension for critical telehealth flexibilities in proposed omnibus legislation released Tuesday.
“Telehealth Access for America applauds congressional leaders for demonstrating their commitment to the millions of patients who have come to rely on telehealth services by extending critical flexibilities in proposed omnibus legislation,” said TAFA spokesperson Julia Mirich. “A two-year extension of critical flexibilities will help avert the telehealth cliff for millions of patients and will add to the unprecedented momentum for lawmakers to permanently safeguard access to telehealth in the new Congress.”
“During the pandemic, telehealth became an indispensable tool to expand access to care, improve health equity, lower health care costs, and help patients achieve better health outcomes,” Mirich added. “We encourage lawmakers to swiftly pass the extension of critical telehealth flexibilities into law before the end of the year and look forward to working with the new Congress and the administration to permanently protect access to virtual care.”
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Telehealth Access for America (TAFA) is a public education campaign supported by leaders in health care committed to better care, expanded patient choice, and protecting access to critical telehealth services. Learn more at www.telehealthaccessforamerica.org.