The National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) is pursuing changes at the federal level to allow RHCs to be distant sites for telehealth visits. Medicare’s telehealth regulations define acceptable originating sites (where the patient is located) and distant sites (where the treating provider is located). Currently, RHCs can only be the originating site for a telehealth encounter. NARHC believes there are great opportunities for RHCs to use telehealth as distant site
Does your clinic have questions on the onsite surveys required for Medicare certification? MARHC recently reached out to DHSS to clarify the process. You can find the answers to common questions regarding certification surveys here.