The AHA today expressed support for the Knowing the Efficiency and Efficacy of Permanent (KEEP) Telehealth Options Act of 2020, which would allow the government to study the impact of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic and its expanded use. “We greatly appreciate the flexibilities implemented during the public health emergency, as they have allowed hospitals and health systems to care for patients in the comfort and safety of their own homes,” AHA wrote to the bill’s sponsors, Reps. Cynthia Axne, D-Iowa, and Troy Balderson, R-Ohio. In addition, AHA said that “additional data on telehealth uptake and usage is critical to help inform changes that will need to be addressed going forward to ensure patients can continue to access care through telehealth.”

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