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Limits on Medicare reimbursement for telehealth hurt rural healthcare

September 26, 2018

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must remove restrictions that hamper Medicare providers’ ability to offer telehealth services.

Chief among those limitations, according to Morgan Reed, executive director of the Connected Health Initiative, is the fact that the Medicare program’s reimbursement for telemedicine is anemic—which he says is hurting rural healthcare in America and negatively affecting beneficiaries’ health outcomes.

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