Medicare paid telemedicine gets a boost; FCC may allow more spectrum for wireless medical devices;

> A bipartisan bill introduced in the House would provide a big boost to Medicare reimbursements for remote patient monitoring and other telehealth services. Article

> The FCC is proposing the creation of a new class of wireless networks that would handle networked and implanted medical stimulation devices. FierceHealthIT

> A mobile terminal from California-based SCM Microsystems is now certified for use with Germany's national electronic health cards, allowing home use of the cards, which carry secure medical records. Press release

> The CEO of a community mental health center in New Hampshire believes simple text messages can help keep patients with chronic anxiety out of the ER. Article

And Finally... We'd cite some numbers from a new report on the global telemedicine market, but the summary doesn't provide any. A peek will set you back $3,950. Press release

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