Let’s make telemedicine available to all

recode, June 25, 2018

This is a contributed op-ed by Steven J. Corwin, M.D., president and chief executive officer of NewYork-Presbyterian.

With all of the partisan debate over health-care reform in Washington, D.C., it was easy to overlook an important bipartisan achievement that could benefit millions of patients. As part of the federal budget agreement earlier this year, Congress passed and the president signed a major expansion of telemedicine benefits for many Medicare patients with stroke, kidney disease and other chronic conditions.

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