CBO Estimates Medicare Telestroke Bill Would Cost $180 Million Over a Decade

Healthcare Informatics, October 25, 2017

Legislation that would expand the use of telehealth services for Medicare stroke patients located in non-rural areas would cost the federal government $180 million over 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

CBO, a nonpartisan federal agency that provides budget and economic information to Congress, released its cost estimate report last week on H.R. 1148, the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine Act of 2017.

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