Telehealth has come under the spotlight in Congress due to recent discussions about the legislation surrounding this fast-growing sector of the healthcare industry. A group of U.S. senators has just reintroduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2021. This act would expand coverage of Medicare telehealth services and make some COVID-19 telehealth flexibilities permanent, among other benefits. You can read more about the CONNECT for Health Act here at Healthcare IT News.
A group of lawmakers presented a similar piece of legislation in the House of Representatives earlier this year called the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act. Much like the CONNECT for Health Act, this bill seeks to increase access to telehealth after the COVID-19 pandemic ends. You can read more about the Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 Telehealth Act here at mHealth Intelligence.
This renewed interest in telehealth in Congress coincides with the release of the Philips Future Health Index 2021 report, which compiles information from surveys of prominent officers in the healthcare industry about their future priorities. The report reveals that the majority of healthcare leaders are heavily investing in telehealth. You can read more about the Philips Future Health Index 2021 report here at Healthcare IT News.
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