Tag: telemedicine

Poll shows majority of Americans over age 40 comfortable with telemedicine

Nearly 9 in 10 adults 40 and older would be comfortable using at least one type of telemedicine for themselves or a loved one, according to the 2018 Long-Term Care Trend poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The poll includes 1,945 interviews. It found that among adults age 40 and […]

Telehealth bill urges CMS to remove roadblocks, expand telemedicine in Medicare

After a bill to expand telehealth in Medicare first introduced in 2016 made little headway on Capitol Hill, determined legislators are seeking a new way in, by introducing several telemedicine bills aimed at different areas of Medicare, with a goal to get at least one passed. The Evidence-Based Telehealth Expansion Act of 2017 was revealed […]

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 […]