HomeCare November 18, 2021
Kristin Easterling

WASHINGTON, DC —The Council for Quality Respiratory Care (CQRC)—a coalition of the nation’s leading home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies—commended House lawmakers for including an important provision to permanently extend the home as a site for telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries and allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to extend other telehealth flexibilities permanently to increase access to telehealth services in the newly-unveiled 21st Century Cures 2.0 Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) and Fred Upton (R-Michigan), would revamp America’s health care system and enhance access to cures, treatments and approaches to health care delivery.
 
One crucial provision, a long-time priority of CQRC, would permanently remove Medicare’s geographic and originating site restrictions that require...

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