HealthLeaders Media August 31, 2021
Kaiser Health News

States are rolling back many pandemic workarounds.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– The rollbacks come amid a longer and larger debate over states’ authority around medical licensing that the pandemic — with its widespread adoption of telehealth services — has put front and center.

– Providers have long been split on whether to change cross-state licensing rules. Different state requirements — along with fees — make it cumbersome and expensive for clinicians to get licenses in multiple states.

– Even so, those efforts have faced pushback from within the profession, with opposition from other clinicians who fear the added competition that could come from telehealth could lead to losing patients or jobs.

This article was published on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 in...

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