DHCS Issues Post-COVID-19 Medi-Cal Telehealth Policy Proposal

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) late last week released its Telehealth Policy Proposal for the post-public health emergency period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. AB 133 (Chapter 142, Statutes of 2021) required DHCS to convene an advisory group to provide recommendations to DHCS in establishing and adoption billing/coding and utilization management protocols for telehealth in the Medi-Cal program. DHCS’ proposal document takes into account input received through the Department’s stakeholder process.

DHCS will convene the Telehealth Advisory Workgroup on February 16 to present the final DHCS Telehealth Policy Proposal and solicit workgroup feedback. The workgroup meeting will be open to the public in listen-only mode and a public comment period will be offered.

Additional information is available here.