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NYS Department of Financial Services (DFS) Once Again Extends Audio-Only Telehealth Coverage

July 08, 2021 12:13 PM | Anonymous

reposted from: MSSNY eNews July 7, 2021 edition

The latest emergency regulation from DFS, released on Wednesday, July 7th, continues coverage for Telehealth services delivered via audio-only until at least October 1st. However, it is unclear if DFS will renew come October, making clarifying legislation potentially necessary.

Please note that last year a statute was enacted that requires Medicaid to cover audio-only Telehealth. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a guidance document for how Medicaid will continue to cover Telehealth services, including audio-only services.

To view the latest extending regulation, click here.

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