Because individuals with PI are so susceptible to infections, the ability to receive healthcare services at home is invaluable. Many Americans have been able to experience the benefits of telehealth because of the policy changes that have been implemented during the public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those with PI being able to receive and have coverage for telehealth services will, in many cases, help them to avoid being exposed to infections. While private insurers have varying policies surrounding telehealth coverage, Medicare coverage policies strongly influence the development of private insurance coverage policies and practices. As such, IDF supports efforts to remove barriers to telehealth services and make permanent, expanded telehealth access and coverage within Medicare.
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