In October, the US Senate passed the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, an expansive set of reforms designed to help health care providers combat the opioid epidemic. The bill is expected to be signed into law imminently. One key provision contained in the bill aims to broaden access to Telehealth services for eligible Medicare patients with a substance use disorder. Previously, providers could only bill Medicare for most Telehealth services if their patient resided in a rural part of the country. The SUPPORT Act would lift this restriction for patients with a substance use disorder starting July 1, 2019, enabling any eligible clinician to receive Medicare reimbursement for treating the patient’s disorder or co-occurring mental health condition via telehealth appointments. More information about this provision can be found in this news article from mHealthIntelligence. Practices interested in beginning to offer Telehealth services might find it informative to learn about Texas A&M’s experience offering mental health services via Telehealth, described in CareZooming’s recipe here. health services via Telehealth, described in CareZooming’s recipe here.