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January 2017

Senate Unanimously Passes Telemedicine Legislation

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-MHealth Intelligence

A telemedicine program born at the University of New Mexico is set to become a national model for pushing healthcare into remote and underserved regions.

The Senate on Tuesday approved by a 97-0 vote S. 2873, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act. The bill places UNM’s five-year-old groundbreaking Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) on a national stage, setting the wheels in motion for a national network of hub-and-spoke telemedicine platforms to provide education and collaboration opportunities for healthcare providers in hard-to-reach areas.

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What MACRA Means for Telehealth Reimbursement

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-David Craig, MD

Welcome to the second half of our series on MACRA! We’re going to spend this whole post on what MACRA means for telehealth, so if you need to catch up on the basics of what the new law is and what it means for Medicare reimbursement in general, please check out part one first and then meet me back here.

If you’re already up to speed on MACRA 101, though, and you’re ready for a nitty-gritty deep-dive on what the new legislation might mean for telehealth and especially for telehealth reimbursement, then let’s get started.

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