Bipartisan Health Workforce Bill Increases Project ECHO Funds, Prohibits Billing Facility Fees

By Cara Smith / September 15, 2023 at 5:36 PM
The Medicare workforce and extenders compromise hammered out Thursday (Sept. 14) by Senate health committee Chair Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Republican Roger Marshall (KS) would reauthorize and increase funding for the Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning program through 2026 and prohibit hospitals from billing facility fees for telehealth services. The telehealth measures are part of the lawmakers’ Bipartisan Primary Care and Health Workforce Act, a broader bill to shore up the health care workforce and extend community health center funding. In a...

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