URAC Joins 300 Organizations Calling on Congress to Make Telehealth Expansion Permanent

Telehealth is it the future of healthcare?

URAC is proud join over 300 organizations calling on Congress to take action to ensure providers have the tools they need to deliver quality care to patients during and after the COVID pandemic.  

URAC is asking Congress to advance permanent telehealth reform focused on the following priorities: 

  1. Remove Obsolete Restrictions on the Location of the Patient: Congress should permanently remove geographic and originating site restrictions to ensure that all patients can access care at home and other appropriate locations.  

  1. Maintain and Enhance HHS Authority to Determine Appropriate Providers and Services for Telehealth: Congress should provide the Secretary with the flexibility to expand the list of eligible practitioners who may furnish clinically appropriate telehealth services.  

  1. Ensure Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics Can Furnish Telehealth Services after the PHE: Congress should ensure that FQHCs and RHCs can offer virtual services post-COVID and work with stakeholders to support fair and appropriate reimbursement for these key safety net providers.

Read the Make Telehealth Permanent Coalition Letter Here

Read the Letter To Congress Press Release