In late October, 112 provider organizations co-signed a letter to CMS requesting that Medicare change its policies around reporting the home addresses of providers who offer telehealth services from home.

Under long-standing CMS rules, organizations whose providers offer telehealth services from home must list these providers’ home addresses on their Medicare enrollment forms, and telehealth providers who work predominantly from home must list their home address on their Medicare claims.

These requirements were waived during the COVID Public Health Emergency and are scheduled to go back into effect on January 1, 2024. The stakeholder letter urges CMS to eliminate the home address requirements entirely. At a minimum, it urges CMS to delay the effective date by one year, to provide more time to find a workable alternative.