Senate Bill 368
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Telehealth Modernization Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Feb 23, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 23, 2021
Latest Action
Feb 23, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
368
Congress
117
Policy Area
Health
Health
Primary focus of measure is science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease; health services administration and funding, including such programs as Medicare and Medicaid; health personnel and medical education; drug use and safety; health care coverage and insurance; health facilities. Measures concerning controlled substances and drug trafficking may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
South Carolina
Mississippi
Montana
New Hampshire
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Telehealth Modernization Act

This bill modifies requirements relating to coverage of telehealth services under Medicare.

Specifically, the bill extends certain flexibilities that were initially authorized during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Among other things, the bill allows (1) rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers to serve as the distant site (i.e., the location of the health care practitioner); (2) the home of a beneficiary to serve as the originating site (i.e., the location of the beneficiary) for all services (rather than for only certain services); and (3) all types of practitioners to furnish telehealth services, as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Text (1)
February 23, 2021
Actions (2)
02/23/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
02/23/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 24, 2021 5:57:12 AM
Updated
Mar 31, 2021 9:00:17 PM