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Hours Before the PHE’s End, CT DSS Revises Telehealth Guidance

It’s been a week filled with last-minute government pivots to avoid interruptions of care.  Literally less than 12 hours before the end of the public health emergency (PHE), Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (CT DSS) released revisions to its telehealth guidance for Medicaid recipients.  Earlier this week, the Drug Enforcement Agency also issued a last-minute […]

CT Medicaid Providers Must Contend with Certain Telehealth Changes After the PHE

On March 27, 2023, Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (CT DSS) published post-pandemic guidance regarding the delivery of telehealth services.  Important subjects in the guidance include written consent, provider location, documentation requirements and the re-introduction of the established patient requirement for some services. This guidance is effective on May 12, 2023, the day after the […]

CT DSS Announces that Medicaid will Cover Telehealth Services Delivered Via Telephone

Just one week ago, Medicaid in Connecticut did not cover telehealth services. Then, DSS issued Provider Bulletins 2020-09 and 2020-10 providing for emergency temporary telehealth coverage in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Today, the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) issued Provider Bulletin 2020-14, which further expands Medicaid reimbursement to include telehealth delivered via telephone.

DHHS Waives Certain Compliance Requirements for Providers

DHHS announced waivers of various compliance requirements for providers to ease administrative and operational burdens during this pandemic. I think the theme here is that providers just need to do the best that they can during these challenging times. Those that prioritize patient care, act reasonably and in good faith and do not commit fraud or abuse will be spared from enforcement actions.