Quality of Care and Privacy Risks with Medicare Telehealth Services During COVID-19

Monday, September 26, 2022
Quality of Care and Privacy Risks with Medicare Telehealth Services During COVID-19

Quality of Care and Privacy Risks with Medicare Telehealth Services During COVID-19

Before the pandemic, Medicare only paid for telehealth services under limited circumstances-for example, when access to in-person care is limited by location. But during COVID-19, the Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees Medicare, waived some of its restrictions. While this may have provided greater access to
care, there are some concerns about the quality of care Medicare recipients received and their privacy. Today, we'll find out more from GAO's Leslie Gordon, an expert on Medicare and a director in our Health Care team. Thanks for joining us.