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

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A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Comptroller General of the United States to conduct studies and report to Congress on actions taken to expand access to telehealth services under the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance programs during the COVID-19 emergency.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
07/20/2020Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
07/20/2020Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
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Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV]* 07/20/2020
Sen. Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [D-NY] 10/20/2020
Sen. Smith, Tina [D-MN] 10/20/2020
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 10/20/2020

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance07/20/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (07/20/2020)

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

This bill 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.