New Bill Could Expand Home Health Telemedicine

Posted on Monday, February 8, 2016 9:46 AM

A bipartisan bill is making movement in Congress with a savings of $1.8 billion over the next decade, providing expansion for telemedicine services and RPM through Medicare. The goal is to cut down the 7.88 billion miles home care workers traveled in 2013 for patient visits. Additionally, CONNECT will expand the use of telecommunications technologies to improve the quality of care and cost savings. Telehealth will provide the following benefits:

  • It saves money and improves health outcomes
  • The ability to transform health care delivery
  • Convenience for patients and providers
  • Better access to primary care and behavioral health
  • Improving chronic management
  • Advancing patient engagement

Roughly 50 health care and aging industry groups and associations have endorsed the bill, including NAHC. For the full article, click here.

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