An Introduction to the Medicare Virtual Care Landscape
Prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), in order for Medicare to reimburse telehealth services, beneficiaries had to be located at an authorized originating site in either a county outside a Metropolitan Statistical Area or a rural Health Professional Shortage Area in a rural census tract.
Originating sites and geographic restrictions create significant burdens on beneficiaries and limit the number of patients who can receive telehealth services. Learn more about these restrictions and the appropriate fix in our PAVC Telehealth 101: Originating Sites overview.
An Introduction to the Medicare Telehealth Landscape