US SB4216 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on July 20 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-07-20 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to report on the availability and effects of expanded telehealth services under Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019). Among other information, HHS must detail its actions during the emergency to expand access to telehealth services and must analyze telehealth usage by certain demographic groups. The GAO must report on the efficiency and management of the telehealth expansion and related risks of fraudulent activity.

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KEEP Telehealth Options Act of 2020 Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent Telehealth Options Act of 2020



2020-07-20SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

Same As/Similar To

HB7233 (Same As) 2020-06-18 - Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
HB7992 (Related) 2020-10-06 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.


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