Executive Summary

Recently, the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has resulted in the modification of health care service delivery and public health programs. I, II In an effort to reduce the spread of infection, many provider organizations have begun delivering physical and behavioral health services through telehealth platforms for Medicaid beneficiaries. Therefore, many states have modified state plans and telehealth coverage during the crisis.

Since the declaration of the national emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun issuing Section 1135 waivers. Section 1135 of the Social Security Act (SSA) allows public . . .

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