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 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.