LeadingAge Joins Support Letter on Audio-Only Telehealth

Legislation | April 30, 2021 | by Nicole Fallon

LeadingAge joined 30 plus other organizations on a letter in support of H.R. 2166/S.150 titled, “Ensuring Parity in Medicare Advantage for Audio Only Telehealth Act of 2021.”

The Senate bill would protect continuity of care for Medicare Advantage beneficiaries during the COVID-19 pandemic by allowing the use of audio-only telehealth for risk adjustment purposes. The House version of the bill also allows audio-only telehealth visits for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) organizations. LeadingAge prefers the House version of the bill.