Unless there are significant adverse comments on rules published in March, the Department of Veterans Affairs in May will eliminate co-payments for in-home video telehealth sessions.

VA published a proposed rule on March 6 to waive co-payments with a 30-day comment period that has expired. “This would remove a barrier that may have previously discouraged veterans from choosing to use in-home video telehealth as a viable medical care option,” according to the rule. “In turn, VA hopes to make the home a preferred place of care, whenever medically appropriate and possible.”

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