TQ TeleConnection- December 2018
Farm Bill Includes Telemedicine Funding for Opioid Abuse Treatment
December 14, 2018 - A massive farm bill quietly approved by Congress this week includes provisions to increase funding and resources for telemedicine programs and broadband expansion in rural areas.
The legislation addresses two hot-button issues for healthcare providers this year: using connected health technology to combine substance abuse and mental health treatments to address the ongoing opioid abuse epidemic, and increasing broadband connectivity so that rural and remote providers can expand and improve telemedicine and telehealth programs.
mHealth Intelligence (12/14/18)