The GAO recently reported that fewer than 1% of Medicare and Department of Defense (DOD) beneficiaries and 12% of Veteran’s Administration (VA) beneficiaries utilized telehealth and remote patient monitoring services, even though patient and provider associations believe these services may improve or maintain quality of care. These associations cited payment and coverage restrictions as barriers, such as limiting the practice settings where patients may receive such services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has waived some of these coverage restrictions in eight innovative demonstration projects and payment and delivery models. One such model, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), reimburses clinicians based on quality and resource utilization beginning in 2017. MIPS allows clinicians to use telehealth and in some cases, remote patient monitoring, to help them meet the MIPS performance criteria. According to GAO, the outcomes of these payment models and demonstration projects will help CMS assess the potential benefits and possible expansion of telehealth and remote patient monitoring for Medicare beneficiaries.