HFMA submitted comments to Congressional leaders on measures to support physician practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Additional steps that HFMA believes Congress should take that will support physician practices as they continue providing high quality care to all Americans while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic include:
- Allow all forms of telehealth visits (including audio-only) to be eligible for disease burden capture, the same as in-person visits during the crisis.
- Allow for virtual health after the Coronavirus outbreak.
- Allow providers to virtually capture quality metrics that impact Stars and other programs.
- Increase the fee-for-service rate for additional virtual services that support the care of chronic patients, including Chronic Care Management, Principal Care Management, Collaborative Care Management, and Remote Patient Monitoring, while waiving coinsurance for patients to ensure maximum access to these essential resources.