Health Care Policy Update – Weekly Wrap-Up and What’s Ahead – July 24, 2017

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 What’s Ahead: This Week Hearings/Markups – Wednesday July 26 House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, “Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans.” House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, “Office of National Drug Control Policy: Reauthorization in the 115th” Senate Special Committee on Aging, “Progress Toward a Cure for Type I Diabetes: Research and the… Read more »

Commentary: Time for Congress to Make Payments for Telehealth Happen

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The reason that telehealth usage among seniors in Medicare is almost non-existent is because the rules were written at a time when telehealth was used primarily to provide access to care for rural patients. To access a physician remotely, Medicare beneficiaries have to be in a rural area and in an “originating site” defined as… Read more »