House bill would promote telehealth for ACOs

September 29, 2014 8:50 PM

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House bill would promote telehealth for ACOs

A bill moving its ways through Congress would promote expanded use of telehealth offerings among ACOs, an issue hindered by current fee-for-service payment model, according to the bill’s sponsors.

The bill, HR 5558, was introduced by Reps. Diane Black (R-Tenn) and Peter Welch (D-Vt). The legislation would allow ACOs to utilize remote patient monitoring tools and maintain and share technology that delivers images with more remote providers.

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