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Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care, Virtual Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 2, 2021   [open pdf - 85MB]

This is the March 2, 2021 hearing on "Future of Telehealth: How COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] is Changing the Delivery of Virtual Care," held before the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Anna G. Eshoo: "I think it is time to make Medicare reimbursement for telehealth service permanent. [...] We are quickly learning how telehealth can be used to address specialty shortages. [...] I know that telehealth isn't the silver bullet for the deeper problems that exist in our healthcare system, but it has demonstrated great promise for high-quality, innovative care if we intentionally create legislation that fits our Nation's needs. Now that Medicare beneficiaries and Americans are receiving this important benefit, we need to find a way to continue affordable telehealth access for seniors and other Americans. So, from today's hearing, we will learn from providers, payers, and patients about their experiences with telehealth and be better able to chart a legislative path forward to deliver on the promise of telehealth." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Megan Mahoney, Ateev Mehrotra, Elizabeth Mitchell, Jack Resneck, and Frederic Riccardi.

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Serial No. 117-9
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2022
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