President Signs Executive Orders on Making Telehealth Flexibilities Permanent and Increasing Access to Rural Health

August 4, 2020– President Trump signed an Executive Order on Improving Rural Health and Telehealth Access. The purpose of the Executive Order is to make some of the telehealth flexibilities that have been in place during the COVID-19 emergency permanent and to address unique challenges facing Americans living in rural communities when seeking health care services. Specifically, the Executive Order states that within 60 days, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is to issue a proposed regulation to extend Covid-19 telehealth flexibilities beyond the public health emergency.

Read the full executive order here.