The Center for Connected Health Policy has created a resource, COVID-19 Related State Actions, which provides links to all state-related actions on telehealth that have been issued in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Information is provided on executive orders, changes to Medicaid/Medicaid managed care, specific legislation passed, and any guidance given by the state to private health plans.
- States Waiving Licensure Requirements/Renewals See: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- States Waiving In-State Licensure Requirements for Telehealth See: Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB)
- View a Quick Reference Chart which categorizes the below listed State Actions
- View the full resource on CCHP’s website.
The Academy leadership is aware that many members have expressed concerns about the potential consequences of the final regulations for over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. With the final regulations set to go into effect on October 17, we understand the heightened apprehension about their impact on current audiology practice. The Academy is working on your behalf…
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