Sirona Strategies’ Krista Drobac Quoted in Politico

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Telemedicine: As we noted in yesterday’s Morning eHealth, the House budget deal – while more limited in scope from a funding perspective – includes many adjustments to telehealth policy. The Senate’s deal is much the same: increasing access to telemedicine services for Medicare Advantage enrollees, encouraging care providers to expand use of telemedicine for remote… Read more »

Sirona Strategies’ Krista Drobac Quoted in Politico

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By Darius Tahir | 02/07/2018 10:00 AM EDT With help from Arthur Allen (@arthurallen202) and Mohana Ravindranath (@ravindranize) CR CONTAINS A LOT OF HELP FOR HEALTH IT: The House has passed a bill to keep the government running through March 23. If the latest congressional kicking of the can doesn’t have you that excited, perhaps… Read more »

ACA Update 7

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ACA Repeal and Replacement Update – March 30, 2017 Top takeaways from the week 1) House Speaker Ryan said he doesn’t want President Trump to work with Democrats on new healthcare legislation; 2) Republicans continued discussions on a way forward on ACA repeal; 3) House Energy & Commerce Chair Walden signaled support for including cost-sharing… Read more »

Health Policy Update 3-27-17

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What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups Tuesday, March 28 House Energy & Commerce Committee, “Examining FDA’s Medical Device User Fee Program.” Wednesday, March 29 House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, “Budget Hearing – Department of Health and Human Services.” House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, “Federally-Funded Cancer Research:… Read more »

“Telemedicine was never envisioned as part of ACA repeal…”

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Telemedicine advocates will continue to push for more Medicare payment. “Telemedicine was never envisioned as part of ACA repeal,” said Krista Drobac, executive director of the Alliance for Connected Care. “It is a bipartisan issue that is a natural place to go to next.”