Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 3228, VA Mission Telehealth Clarification Act [open pdf - 29KB]
This is the Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate as ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs on July 30, 2020. From the Document: "H.R. 3228 would allow supervised health care trainees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide care using telemedicine to more patients. Under current practice, supervised health care trainees can use telemedicine to provide care to veterans in the state in which they are licensed. The bill would allow those trainees working with VA to use telemedicine to provide health care to veterans in any state. On the basis of information from VA, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that health care trainees would use telemedicine in about 5,400 appointments with veterans located in other states each year. CBO expects that half of those appointments would be an addition to the current workload of patient visits, at an average cost of $400 per appointment."
Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/