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SNFs can celebrate rural healthcare technology bill

After months of waiting, SNFs can now celebrate the passage of Rural Healthcare Connectivity Act of 2015.The bill passed the full Senate vote on June 7, 2016, which has been in the congressional pipeline since 2012.

The measure will help rural SNFs gain funds for better technology, which will increase access to telemedicine and utilization of electronic health records. President Obama is expected to sign the measure into law.