How Can Feds, MCOs Make Medicaid Telehealth Use Last?

More and more health care is making a permanent move to the internet following the pandemic-driven virtual care boom — which is a big reason why Medicaid MCOs are doing more to bring telehealth and even broadband internet access to their members. That’s according to a Sept. 23 panel of federal officials and an insurance executive at the AHIP National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid and Dual Eligibles.

“Over the last 18 months, we saw a huge uptake of telehealth in the [U.S.] — it’s like nothing we’ve seen before,” said Joanne Jee, policy director and congressional liaison at the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). “All the states turned on a dime to expand their Medicaid coverage in very meaningful ways. Prior to the pandemic, nearly all states covered some form of telehealth. But what we saw in the pandemic is that all states are covering telehealth in a more expansive way.”

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson

Peter has worked as a journalist since 2011 and has covered health care since 2020. At AIS Health, Peter covers trends in finance, business and policy that affect the health insurance and pharma sectors. For Health Plan Weekly, he covers all aspects of the U.S. health insurance sector, including employer-sponsored insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage and the Affordable Care Act individual marketplaces. In Radar on Drug Benefits, Peter covers the operations of (and conflicts between) pharmacy benefit managers and pharmaceutical manufacturers, with a particular focus on pricing dynamics and market access. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered transportation, public safety and local government for various outlets in Seattle, his hometown and current place of residence. He graduated with a B.A. from Colby College.

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