As CMS Relaxes Telehealth Rules, Skilled Nursing Startup Call9 Sees Second Chance at Success as Curve

Skilled nursing telehealth provider Call9 last year became another casualty of a central tension between innovation and reality: The law often takes years to catch up to new technology.

But a crisis can accelerate the glacial rule-making process, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government erased decades of telehealth law in a matter of weeks — giving the leadership team at Call9 a second chance at success with a new company called Curve Health.

“The mission was able to continue,” former Call9 CEO Timothy Peck told SNN of the moment he realized that the legal tide was turning. “It

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