President Trump Expands Access to Telehealth Services


August 3, 2020

Today, President Trump signed a new Executive Order to further expand access to telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in rural communities.

A statement issued by the White House explains that “these telehealth expansions build on the work the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has done during the public health emergency to more than double allowable telehealth services, greatly expanding access to high quality care.”

The order further mandates that the Department of Health and Human Services is to announce a new payment model meant to empower rural hospitals to expand services in their communities. The President’s order also directs the Federal Government to launch a joint initiative in 30 days to improve the healthcare communication infrastructure and to expand rural healthcare services.

Further details on the executive order are available HERE.