Advocates urge Congress to continue funding telemedicine

2021-10-12

Telemedicine has expanded access to specialized care as well as behavioral health care in low-resource areas, including areas served by the Indian Health Service, but expansion of affordable, high-quality, high-speed broadband connectivity is needed, witnesses said during a congressional hearing. Witnesses also suggested easing interstate licensing restrictions, coordinating the distribution of funds from different federal agencies and ensuring continued reimbursement of audio-only services.

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