Healthcare DIVE June 24, 2021
Rebecca Pifer

Dive Brief:

  • The Biden administration’s top health policy official on Thursday reiterated his support for expanded telehealth access after the COVID-19 national emergency expires,¬†as Congress considers a slate of bills that would permanently nix regulatory barriers to virtual care.
  • “We are absolutely supportive of efforts to give us the authority to utilize telehealth in greater ways,” HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said at a virtual event on digital health hosted by The Washington Post.
  • Becerra also stressed that, though affordable telehealth should be available to all, HHS would be doubling down in making sure there’s accountability for quality of care. “We’re going to be doing a lot of bird-dogging, a lot of oversight,” he said.

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Topics: Digital Health, Govt Agencies, Health IT, HHS, Patient / Consumer, Provider, Regulations, Technology, Telehealth
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