Coco Victoria Gomez Tirambulo, MPH UA College of Medicine – Tucson MD/PhD Student PCMS student…
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will allow providers to practice across state lines and at the top of their license.
The new flexibilities allow doctors to treat patients at rural hospitals via telehealth, even if they’re out-of-state. Nurse practitioners will also be allowed to perform select medical exams for Medicare patients in skilled nursing facilities, even if they’re not COVID-19 related.
The Trump administration hopes these moves will free up additional provider capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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