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CMS Finalizes In-Home Medicare Advantage Telehealth Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Friday that the agency has finalized a set of policies designed to expand the use of telehealth benefits under the Medicare Advantage program. Originally proposed in October 2018 for the 2020 plan year, the new policies from CMS are meant to expand access to telehealth services by giving Medicare Advantage (MA) plans more flexibility to cover them in the home setting. Traditionally, CMS has largely restricted telehealth reimbursement to clinical settings in rural areas, apart from certain expectations in Alaska and Hawaii.
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