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Federal budget for 2023: Medical groups praise telehealth flexibilities, pan cuts to Medicare physician payments

By January 9, 2023No Comments

Source:  Medical Economics

Telehealth, physician payment, training more doctors, and pandemic preparedness are among the health care provisions in the federal government’s $1.7 trillion budget for 2023.

At the end of 2022, physicians and medical industry leaders were awaiting various federal actions that would affect health care. Some of those happened with Congress’ approvale of the 4,155-page “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023,” signed by President Joe Biden on Dec. 29.

There were summaries and responses from medical groups including the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and ATA Action, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Hospital Association (AHA), which published a 10-page rundown of health care policies and spending.

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