House Committee Poised To Consider Medicare Telehealth Bill

House Committee Poised to Consider Medicare Telehealth Bill

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By Eric Wicklund

July 19, 2017 – A bill seeking Medicare reimbursement for telestroke services could be headed to a Congressional vote this September.
The FAST Act of 2017 (H.R. 1148) is included in the roster of Medicare-related bills to be reviewed this week by the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health. If it passes muster, Politico reports, the bill could be included in September legislation to re-authorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and several Medicare extender programs.
Re-introduced in February by U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), the Furthering Access to …

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