Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie Announce Subcommittee Hearing on Supporting Patients Access to Telehealth

Washington, D.C. — House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) announced a subcommittee hearing titled "Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services."

“The pandemic opened our eyes to the many benefits telehealth services provide to patients, especially those in rural areas or who are homebound. Similarly, previous investments have demonstrated success as telehealth is playing a key role in addressing the mental health crisis in America,” said Chairs Rodgers and Guthrie. “We want to ensure patients continue to have the choice whether to go to a doctor in person or use telehealth when appropriate and more convenient for them. At the same time, we must also be vigilant that technological innovations provide value for both patients and the Medicare program as a whole. This hearing will give Members the opportunity to discuss legislation aimed at accomplishing all of these goals.” 

Subcommittee on Health hearing titled "Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services." 

WHAT: A hearing to discuss legislative proposals that will support patients’ access to telehealth services.  

DATE: Wednesday, April 10, 2024    

TIME: 10:00 AM ET

LOCATION: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building    

WITNESSES: Witnesses will be announced and are by invitation only. 


  • H.R. 134, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove geographic requirements and expand originating sites for telehealth services (Reps. Vern Buchanan and Michelle Steel)  
  • H.R. 1110, KEEP Telehealth Options Act of 2023 (Reps. Troy Balderson, Susie Lee, Ashley Hinson, and Joe Neguse)  
  • H.R. 3432, Telemental Health Care Access Act (Rep. Doris Matsui) 
  • H.R. 3875, Expanded Telehealth Access Act (Reps. Mikie Sherrill, Diana Harshbarger, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Andre Carson, David Valadao, Jennifer Kiggans, Mark Pocan, Glenn Thompson, Tracey Mann, Chellie Pingree, Salud Carbajal, Marc Veasey, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Susan Wild, Greg Stanton, Don Bacon, Colin Allred, and Josh Gottheimer) 
  • H.R. 4189, CONNECT for Health Act of 2023 (Reps. Mike Thompson, David Schweikert, Doris Matsui) 
  • H.R. 5541, Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act (Reps. Robert Latta and Debbie Dingell) 
  • H.R. 5611, Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth (HEALTH) Act of 2023 (Reps. Glenn Thompson and Ann Kuster) 
  • H.R. 6033, Supporting Patient Education And Knowledge (SPEAK) Act of 2023 (Reps. Michelle Steel, Jimmy Gomez, Juan Ciscomani, Adriano Espaillat, Tony Cardenas, Monica De La Cruz, Young Kim, Henry Cuellar, Judy Chu, Jimmy Panetta, David Valadao, Juan Vargas, Salud Carbajal, Susie Lee, and Terri Sewell) 
  • H.R. 7149, Equal Access to Specialty Care Everywhere (EASE) Act of 2024 (Reps. Michelle Steel, Susie Lee, Mike Kelly, Darrin LaHood, Donald Davis, Yadira Caraveo, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Don Bacon, Monica De La Cruz, Andrea Salinas, and David Valadao) 
  • H.R. 7623, The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2024 (Reps. Earl “Buddy” Carter, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gregory Steube, Terri Sewell, Miller-Meeks, Debbie Dingell, Jefferson Van Drew, and Joseph Morelle) 
  • H.R. 7711, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program (Reps. Debbie Dingell, and Jack Bergman) 
  • H.R. 7858, Telehealth Enhancement for Mental Health Act of 2024 (Reps. John James, Donald Davis, and David Schweikert) 
  • H.R. 7856, The PREVENT DIABETES Act (Reps. Diana DeGette, Gus Bilirakis, and Jason Crow) 
  • H.R. 7863, To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance on furnishing behavioral health services via telehealth to individuals with limited English proficiency under Medicare program (Reps. Michelle Steel, Gus Bilirakis and Susie Lee) 
  • H.R. ____, Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act (Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Earl Blumenauer) 

This notice is at the direction of the Chair. The hearing will be open to the public and press and will be live streamed online at If you have any questions concerning the hearing, please contact Emma Schultheis with the Committee staff at If you have any press-related questions, please contact Christopher Krepich at