A group consisting of 370 care providers has asked the US Senate to extend pandemic policies regarding telehealth. These policies provide extra flexibility to telehealth services, like cross-state services or the relaxation of in-person visits for mental healthcare. The organizations consist of massive providers like Amazon, Walmart, and many others.
According to Heather Landi, “The hundreds of employers, providers and health tech companies that signed the letter represent a spectrum of organizations with customers and patients that are impacted by telehealth policy. The signers include consumer groups representing mental health, chronic disease and primary care as well as providers including physicians, nurses and physical therapists along with employers representing millions of Americans who receive their coverage through their jobs.”
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(Source: September 14th, 2022, Fierce Healthcare)