H.R.7078 - EDOT Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2] (Introduced 06/01/2020)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/01/2020 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. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.7078 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/01/2020)
Evaluating Disparities and Outcomes of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Emergency Act of 2020 or the EDOT Act of 2020
This bill requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to report on the effects of changes that were made during the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) with respect to the provision or availability of telehealth services under Medicare. Among other information, the report must include (1) a summary of all services utilized by Medicare beneficiaries during the emergency period, including the number of telehealth visits and in-person visits; (2) any changes in utilization compared to prior periods; and (3) demographic characteristics of beneficiaries who utilized telehealth services. The CMS must submit the required reports after the end of the emergency period, as specified.
The CMS must also award grants to state Medicaid programs to allow them to report on similar information.