President Trump signed a new executive order that directs federal agencies to identify and recommend COVID-19 regulatory waivers that should be made permanent.

CMS has issued numerous waivers and multiple rules to ease regulatory burdens on the health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly signed executive order asks federal agencies to look at the waivers they have made and determine “which, if any, would promote economic recovery if made permanent.”

The order directs agencies to send those reports to the White House Office of Management and Budget, the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

Audiologists were added to the list of Medicare providers able to provide services via telehealth in the last round of issued waivers.