Senate Health Committee Considers Using Telehealth To Lower Costs

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
February 6, 2019 at 12:14 PM
The Senate health committee discussed the potential for telehealth to reduce health care costs and improve access to primary care at a hearing on Tuesday (Jan. 6), but some said the lack of access to broadband in rural communities as well as originating site rules hinder its use. Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has held a number of hearing on ways to reduce health care costs, and Tuesday’s hearing focused on primary care. Alexander said that CMS innovation center head Adam...

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