A recent report by a Senate panel has outlined various flexibilities that should be made permanent for mental health services. In particular, the report highlights the importance of codifying audio-only mental health coverage and removing Medicare’s in-person visit requirement.
The pandemic has illustrated the crucial role that telehealth can play in ensuring that Americans have access to mental healthcare.
The recommendations put forward by the Senate panel will help to ensure that Americans can continue to receive the mental healthcare they need, even after the pandemic has ended.
The pandemic made clear that telehealth is a game-changer, particularly so Americans can get mental health care when they need it