On March 9, 2023, President Biden released his proposed fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget that includes $6.9 trillion in mandatory and discretionary spending. The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget proposes $1.7 trillion in mandatory funding and $143 billion in discretionary budget authority, an 11.5% increase from the 2023 enacted level.
This chart outlines key 2023 CAA telehealth provisions within their broader policy context and highlights certain telehealth policies that require further action to be extended beyond the PHE or made permanent.
On January 5, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an updated CY 2023 physician conversion factor (CF) of $33.8872.
On December 23, 2022, the US Congress approved a year-end omnibus legislative package, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA 2023), which consists of all 12 fiscal year 2023 appropriations bills and numerous other provisions, including health policy changes. The healthcare provisions in this omnibus package extend key Medicare telehealth flexibilities and the temporary telehealth safe harbor for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) first-dollar coverage.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), 2023, funds US government operations for fiscal year (FY) 2023, providing roughly $1.7 trillion in spending: $772.5 billion in nondefense discretionary spending and $858 billion in defense spending. It also includes policies that extend beyond appropriations in many different areas.