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New Spending Bill a Boon for Telehealth

Healthcare Analytics News, February 9, 2018

The massive spending bill that the President signed this morning contained numerous provisions for healthcare. Continued funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) may be the most notable element of the deal, but couched inside the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 is the CHRONIC Care Act, first introduced last year to expand telehealth coverage.

The act, fully named the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act of 2017, passed the Senate in the fall but had yet to be debated in the House. Now, it’s law.

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