From staff reports
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson introduced the bipartisan Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth, or HEALTH Act, as part of National Telehealth Awareness Week, according to a news release from his office.
The legislation, according to the release, would secure Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services provided by community health centers and rural health clinics. It would continue to allow providers to utilize audio-only telehealth visits for patients who do not have access to broadband services.
“The HEALTH Act cuts red tape and permanently allows community health centers and rural health clinics to provide telehealth services to their patients.”