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HHS Issues New HIPAA Guidance on Audio-Only Telehealth Services


During the pandemic, audio-only telehealth was a critical tool to provide care to populations that could not use video during telehealth sessions, due to factors such as lack of financial resources, disability or lack of sufficient broadband coverage.

New HHS guidance outlines steps covered entities should take to ensure that their audio-only telehealth practices are compliant with HIPAA following the expiration of the PHE.

Read on for steps covered entities should take to ensure compliance with HIPAA and a description of the recent expansion of reimbursement for audio-only telehealth.


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