Illinois Lawmakers Pressed to Protect Telehealth

Health Leaders: A coalition of Illinois healthcare providers and patient advocates want the state's general assembly to make permanent the temporary regulatory "flexibilities" that were authorized for telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter this week to every member of the Illinois General Assembly, the Coalition to Protect of Telehealth praised Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services for a March 19 executive order that "temporarily lifted longstanding barriers to service access via telehealth for commercial health plans and Medicaid."

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