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How Virtual Care is Improving Access and Affordability of Healthcare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has made strides in providing more affordable, accessible care for all patients. A new rule allowing Medicare Advantage beneficiaries to access telehealth from home was recently proposed. CMS also released its CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule final rule, which includes reimbursement for telehealth and virtual care services.

CMS’ proposed changes to Medicare Advantage will help enrollees obtain better access to healthcare via virtual care and telehealth. Instead of incurring travel costs and time to go to a healthcare facility for an appointment, Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will be able to participate in virtual visits from the comfort and convenience of their home.

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