Telehealth Post-Pandemic, LUGPA Update

April 2023

During the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth services played an essential role in maintaining access to healthcare for millions of Americans. Healthcare providers of all sizes embraced the new technology, and patients widely supported telehealth’s improved access. This expansion was boosted by regulatory changes at the state and federal levels that lowered many of the previous barriers to telehealth expansion.

Unfortunately, at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency, some of the best regulatory changes for telehealth have been allowed to expire, like telehealth payment parity and cross-state licensing. LUGPA supports bipartisan legislation that would build on the coverage gains made during COVID-19 and make this expansion permanent. Read more

Public Health Emergency Resources



Feb. 28, 2023

Public Health Emergency Ending May 2023
On January 30, the Biden Administration announced May 11, 2023, as the targeted end date for the national public health emergency (PHE) declarations implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy update will examine several of the health-related COVID-19 Federal Emergency Declarations and which flexibilities will end in May. Read more

LUGPA 2020 COVID-19 Advocacy Efforts 

See also list of LUGPA's Webinars about  COVID-19 ,Telemedicine and the CARES Act here