Diverse Group of Patients, Providers, Industry Applaud Consensus Approach to Telemedicine in Medicare

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February 3, 2016 – Today, a diverse group of patient, provider and industry groups applauded the introduction of the CONNECT for Health Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) that lifts Medicare’s outdated restrictions on the use of telehealth and provides a benefit for remote patient monitoring. Organizations as diverse as AARP, the American Medical Association, America’s Health Insurance Plans and the American Heart Association came to support the CONNECT for Health Act as it represents the first time in more than a decade that consensus has been reached on how to modernize Medicare’s approach to remote patient care. [more…]

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