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COVID-19 Telehealth Policies Wind-down Timeline

The Biden Administration announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end on May 11, 2023. The following timeline depicts the when and how telehealth policies enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic will wind-down at the end of the public health emergency (PHE) declaration.

These policy provisions are accurate as of the publication date: March 13, 2023, and can change at any time. State, local, and private actions may affect the policies and requirements in your practice.

May 11, 2023

  • Last day of the PHE

May 12, 2023

  • Remote pt. monitoring restricted to established patients
  • Licensed in any/every state to provide care (Medicare)
  • PHP reverts to only being allowed in hospital or CMHC

August 9, 2023

(90 Days after end of PHE)

  • Enforcement of HIPAA-compliant telecommunications technology resumes

November 11, 2023

(6 months after end of extension)

  • Telemedicine prescribing of controlled substances flexibilities expire for new patients

January 1, 2024

  • Medicare telehealth reverts to lower facility fee

November 11, 2024

(1 year after end of extension)

  • Controlled substances "off-ramp" ends: In-person visit requirements for controlled substances patients who established care during the PHE flexibilities resumes

January 1, 2025

  • Some in-person requirements resume for Medicare
  • New CPT codes for telehealth may go into place pending Medicare review


  • Audio-only provision of mental health services in Medicare.
  • The patient’s home as an acceptable originating site in Medicare.
  • General supervision for behavioral health clinicians and virtual general supervision in Medicare.

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