TQ Teleconnection- January 2018

HHS CTO Bruce Greenstein says agency will review existing telemedicine payment rules

Calling existing telemedicine payment regulations “arcane,” Department of Health and Human Services Chief Technology Officer Bruce Greenstein said the agency should review existing rules limiting Medicare reimbursement.

During an event hosted by StartUp Health at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, Greenstein told audience members they should expect “a lot of activity and some introspection” from the agency on existing policies, including a definition by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) that permits Medicare reimbursement in areas where there is a health professional shortage. The event was livestreamed on StartUp Health's Facebook page.

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