No 'simple switch' for telemedicine expansion, HHS senior adviser says

Modern Healthcare: HHS is reviewing possible steps to extend telemedicine flexibilities enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior adviser at HHS said Thursday, but eliminating regulatory barriers will require support from other federal agencies, Congress and state governments.

"Looking forward, we do face the challenge of where we go from here," said Jim Parker, senior adviser to the HHS secretary for health reform, during an online panel on telemedicine and COVID-19 hosted by Washington, D.C., think tank Bipartisan Policy Center. "Consumer expectations are likely changed moving forward."

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