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Making Telehealth a Valuable Part of Preventive Care Programs

mHealth Intelligence, January 10, 2018

An under-the-radar bill introduced in Congress last year could, if passed, pave the way for Medicare coverage of telehealth in preventive health programs.

The Preventive Health Savings Act (S. 2164 and H B.. 2953) proposes to expand the window by which the Congressional Budget Office scores legislation targeting disease prevention programs from 10 years to 30 years. This would enable the CBO to better analyze the long-term health and wellness effects of these programs, rather than focusing on immediate outcomes.

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