2021-2022 CA Proposed Telehealth Expansion

2021-2022 CA Proposed Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Expanding Telehealth

Last week California Governor Gavin Newsom released the Proposed Budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The budget includes $94.8 million to expand and make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities authorized during COVID-19 for Medi-Cal providers, and to add remote patient monitoring as a new covered benefit, effective July 1, 2021. The budget summary states that this “will expand access to preventative services and improve health outcomes, thereby increasing health equity.” For more details on the proposed budget, see the full summary.

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