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WK1: THE IMPACT OF RECENT STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION1The Impact of Recent State and Federal Legislation affecting Physician PracticesMonique AkinsMHA 515: Scanning The Health Sector As an Industry LeaderAugust 31, 2020Prof. Barbara Smith
WK1: THE IMPACT OF RECENT STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATION2Executive SummaryIn July 2020, The Telehealth Expansion Act introduced proposing expanding access totelehealth under the Medicare program.According to Congress.gov (2020), "TelehealthExpansion Act of 2020 expands access to mental health services and certain evaluation andmanagement services furnished through telehealth (para. 1). Telehealth can be utilized fromhome or by physicians to better improve their health care services. Telehealth was designed tomake received health care services more convenient for patients, especially those living in ruralareas. The effects of COVID 19 have caused the rethinking of the usefulness of telehealth."Americans have benefited significantly from this expansion of telehealth and have come to relyon its availability and expanding would assure patients that their care will not be interruptedwhen the pandemic ends. It would also provide certainty to health care providers that the coststo prepare for and use telehealth would be a sound long-term investment" (et al. "United States: