Doc groups support cost-saving telehealth proposal

Three Medicaid reimbursement policy changes for telehealth and remote patient monitoring would save the federal government $1.8 billion over the next 10 years, according to a new report by consultancy Avalere Health. The finding is the basis for a new telemedicine bill, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies for Health Act, which would eliminate location-based reimbursement restrictions and provide coverage in alternative payment models. HIMSS, the American Medical Association and the Personal Care Health Alliance are among the bill's supporters. > Read the full article at FierceHealthIT