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A provision in the CARES Act of 2020 allowed patients increased access to telehealth. Under the law, employees with high-deductible health plans and Health Savings Accounts (HDHP-HSAs) were able to receive telehealth benefits pre-deductible, rather than having to meet certain out-of-pocket thresholds before telehealth would be covered by their employer or health plan. However, that […]

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“Good Faith Estimate for Services” Under the No Surprises Act

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 established new requirements for providers to protect consumers from surprise medical bills. These requirements are collectively referred to as “No Surprises” rules. The goal is of protect clients from unexpected bills for healthcare services, such as charges for out-of-network emergency care. Many of its provisions do not apply directly mental health

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Medicare Behavioral Telehealth Services

CMS is implementing changes from the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act to cover the home as the originating site for telehealth services for diagnosis, evaluation, or treatment of a mental health disorder. This expands coverage that was already permitted in the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders via telehealth. The major setback is

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