It specifically includes creating uniform national best practices for providing telehealth across state lines. It also includes a five year grant program to incentivize the expansion of effective telehealth programs to reach rural communities. It also would authorize the creation of a new payment system to incentivize the adoption of telehealth.
Applicants for grant funding to qualify should:
- Be an existing telehealth program
- Be run by a healthcare center of excellence such as an academic medical center
- Have a planned expansion to a rural community as defined by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
The bill also instructs the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) to create a model to incentivize the adoption of telehealth in order to increase access to care in rural areas.
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