During the COVID-19 pandemic, Medicare coverage of telehealth services increased. For the first time, people insured by Medicare became eligible for telehealth coverage no matter where they lived. The pandemic changes allowed telehealth visits  from beneficiaries’ homes instead of approved telehealth locations.

Effective pulmonary hypertension treatment probably always will require some in-person care, but telemedicine improves access to specialists and reduces travel burdens for routine medical visits.

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