Inside CMS - 08/08/2019

Senate Rural Health Agenda Would Up Telehealth, Providers, Clinic Access

By Chelsea Cirruzzo
August 2, 2019 at 4:05 PM
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) introduced a rural health agenda on Thursday (Aug. 1) that bundles three bills she introduced this week, one with support from Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), that would incentivize more physicians to work in rural areas, expand access to federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and increase use of telehealth in rural areas. The three bills: the bipartisan Rural America Health Corps Act, cosponsored by Sens. Durbin, Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Doug Jones (D-AL) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK);...

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