NY Governor announces telehealth legislation reform

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York, USA, proposed a legislation to expand and improve access to telehealth. Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic exposed inequities in the healthcare system and proved that telehealth is a critical tool to expand access and lower costs for low-income communities, the governor will launch comprehensive telehealth reform to enable New Yorkers to take advantage of telehealth tools. The reform will address issues like adjusting reimbursement incentives to encourage telehealth, eliminating outdated regulations on the delivery of telehealth, removing outdated location requirements, and more.