Chief Healthcare Executive June 10, 2024
Ron Southwick

Advocates are confident that Congress will ultimately agree to continue virtual health flexibilities, but lawmakers may not seal the deal until after the election.

Telehealth advocates have said this year represents the Super Bowl for virtual healthcare, and the game is about at halftime.

On the upside, telehealth leaders remain confident that Congress will approve legislation that would allow health systems and providers to continue offering virtual care and hospital-at-home programs.

But lawmakers may not act until late in the fourth quarter.

Kyle Zebley, senior vice president of public policy for the American Telemedicine Association, says he remains optimistic that lawmakers will continue the telehealth extensions.

“It’s going to get done,” Zebley tells Chief Healthcare Executive®. “It’s just going to...

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