April 29, 2020

CMS Releases Telehealth Toolkit for Medicaid and CHIP

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has released a new toolkit to help states accelerate their adoption of telehealth coverage policies for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The toolkit features guidance for identifying qualified patient populations for telehealth, provider eligibility, coverage and reimbursement policies, technical requirements and pediatric considerations.

It also addresses issues states should consider as they evaluate the need to expand their telehealth capabilities and establish or modify their coverage policies, as well as providing answers to most frequently asked questions about resources developed by CMS to support Medicaid and CHIP during the pandemic.