Healthcare IT News July 27, 2021
Mike Miliard

More than 400 healthcare and technology organizations are calling on Capitol Hill to eliminate arbitrary restrictions, while helping FQHCs and critical access hospitals offer wider access to virtual care.

Leading healthcare industry stakeholders on Monday implored top leaders in the House and Senate to help ensure, among other imperatives, that “Medicare beneficiaries [don’t] abruptly lose access to nearly all recently expanded coverage of telehealth.”

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In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, 430 organizations – including the American Telemedicine Association, HIMSS (parent company of Healthcare IT News), Amazon, Amwell, Teladoc, Zoom, Epic, Allscripts, Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic, Mass General Brigham, UPMC and...

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