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    Telehealth: Digital Health


    Contact Regulatory and Policy Team

    Medicare provides payment for a variety of telehealth services, which offer patients and providers a variety of benefits that both improve continuity of care and expand access to care. Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have provided teaching hospitals, faculty physicians, and other providers with a variety of regulatory flexibilities and waivers to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency, which have allowed them to rapidly implement telehealth across provider settings and practices.

    The AAMC supports and advocates for these flexibilities to become permanent and continue beyond the public health emergency, as telehealth offers long-term promise in expanding access to and providing quality health care in the future.

    Learn about regulatory and policy issues in telehealth services using the resources listed below.

    Medicare Telehealth Coverage

    Regulatory Resources (PDF)

    Learn about telehealth as an innovative model of care and how telehealth impacts medical education and training, the care delivery system and its workforce, patients’ access to care, and its connection to the quadripartite of the academic health system.