Telehealth Researchers Look to Sway Congressional Scorekeepers

March 15, 2021, 9:00 AM

Telehealth organizations are rushing to publish a sweeping study of the surge in virtual health-care visits over the past year in hopes of convincing congressional scorekeepers that letting seniors see their doctors remotely won’t break Medicare’s bank.

The Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law is raising funds for a national study of telehealth use, made possible by a boom in remote doctor visits to help slow the spread of Covid-19 at clinics and hospitals. Researchers say the pandemic presents an opportunity to study data on potentially millions of telehealth visits to see how loosening restrictions on remote health-care would affect ...

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