Fierce Healthcare May 10, 2022
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) doled out $16.3 million in new grant funding to help support an expansion of telehealth for Title X family planning clinics.
The new funding announcement, released Monday, comes as the healthcare industry is trying to figure out how to continue momentum for telehealth use after an explosion of use during the pandemic.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, family planning clinics have already augmented the use of telehealth,” said Admiral Rachel Levine, HHS’ assistant secretary for health, in a statement. “These awards will help programs accelerate telehealth even more across the communities receiving awards.”
The funding, passed as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, will go toward...