Medicare considers telemedicine – Bankrate.com

Medicare considers telemedicine – Bankrate.com.

Medicare celebrates its 50th anniversary this month. In honor of that momentous occasion, Congress is considering changes that would modernize the program, including allowing it to pay for a broader array of telemedicine treatments to more people.

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Currently, Medicare is restricted to paying for a limited amount of telemedicine used to deliver health care to rural areas, although the technology has been in use for many years in settings where Medicare hasn’t been a frequent payer.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/financing/retirement/medicare-considers-telemedicine/#ixzz3fPB3vkHk
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