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MedPAC Panel Mixed On Expanding Medicare Telehealth Given Lack Of Outcomes Data

September 11, 2017
Congress' Medicare payment advisers last week debated the pros and cons of expanding coverage of telehealth and telemedicine services under Medicare Parts A and B, with some advisers saying more outcomes data are needed. Under the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress mandated that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission study the potential for expanded use of telehealth services and report its findings by March 15, 2018. Thursday’s MedPAC session focused on the telehealth services for which payments can be made under...

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