Legislation to Expand Medicare Telehealth Reimbursement Introduced
NAHC Expresses Support for the Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, nine bipartisan members of Congress introduced legislation in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that would expand Medicare telehealth services and remote patient monitoring. The Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act (S. 2484 / H.R. 2442) would lift Medicare’s restrictions on telehealth and provide new tools to make remote patient monitoring more accessible and affordable.
The Senate legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Thad Cochran (R-MS), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R-SD), and Mark Warner (D-VA). The House version was introduced by U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Gregg Harper (R-MS).
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