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Interstate Medical Licensing: Is it the Boost You Need for Telehealth Expansion?

by: Roy Edroso

Excerpt: CMS’ acknowledgement of a major interstate licensing arrangement offers practices that have been pushed by COVID-19 into telehealth some new patient opportunities — though much depends on whether payers maintain their current generous rates and whether you have what it takes to take advantage.

On May 5, CMS issued an MLN Matters clarifying that the agency “is aware of a new trend in medicine involving interstate license compacts” and that it “has determined that the interstate license compacts, for the above provider types, will be treated as valid, full licenses for the purposes of meeting our federal license requirements.” CMS also says that Medicare administrative contractors (MAC) would accept CMS-855 enrollment applications from providers reporting an interstate license compact.