H.R. 6792, S. 3998: The Improving Telehealth for Underserved Communities Act of 2020 allows RHCs and FQHCs to use normal coding and billing for telehealth services (payment parity between telehealth and in-person services) for the duration of the public health emergency while raising the limits on payment for independent rural health clinics who have long been paid below cost due to the RHC Medicare "cap."
H.R. 7663: The Protecting Access to Post COVID-19 Telehealth Act of 2020 permanently expands distant site provisions for RHCs and FQHCs and allows payment for telehealth services to be paid via our normal in-person rates as if the services were provided without the use of a telecommunications device.
H.R. 7187: The HEALTH Act of 2020 permanently expands distant site provisions for RHCs and FQHCs and explicitly requires telehealth reimbursement for safety-net providers be made through normal safey-net reimbursement mechanisms. Rural Health Clinics would receive their All-Inclusive Rate (AIR) payment while Federally Qualified Health Centers would receive their normal Prospective Payment System (PPS) rate.