Telehealth is a Viable Alternative for the Treatment and Assessment of Home Peritoneal Dialysis, Stroke and Chronic Care and as Such Should be Reimbursable by Medicare
Telehealth has been shown as an effective method to improve access to care for rural patients who often travel long distances for their care. Medicare reimbursement however has been restricted to care provided through synchronous communication at a Medicare approved designated site. Proposed legislation that seeks to expand the use of this proven technology will offer respite to persons requiring chronic care, frequent home peritoneal dialysis as well as expedited assessment and treatment for those experiencing stroke sign and symptoms. In addition, to the improved quality of care, the cost saving associated with reduced readmissions for this population, makes it a viable option to be supported.
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