From mHealth Intelligence :
The finalized regulations come as states across the country consider the telehealth flexibilities they enacted to address the COVID-19 pandemic and decide which ones to make permanent.
Public policy research organization R Street Institute made the case  for permanent audio-only telehealth reimbursement, arguing that the modality boosted access, particularly for behavioral healthcare.
- “mHealth Intelligence”: https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/washington-state-solidifies-audio-only-telehealth-regulations
- “made the case”: https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/permanent-audio-only-telehealth-licensure-flexibilities-key-to-virtual-care