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AHA Thinks Chronic Care Bill Doesn't Go Far Enough

In order "to realize fully the promise of telehealth", the Senate Finance Committee needs to expand the scope of its recent chronic care draft legislation, said the American Hospital Association. All accountable care organizations - not just those at risk of losing money - need the freedom to use telemedicine. Also, lawmakers need to eliminate Medicare's requirement that patients be in rural health care settings to be paid for using telemedicine.



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