Telehealth and Telemedicine: Description and Issues
Discusses the potential impacts of telehealth and telemedicine on healthcare access, cost, and quality with rural-specific information throughout. Details the telehealth activities of multiple federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Indian Health Service (IHS), and the Department of Defense. Explains Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement policies associated with telehealth.
Congressional Research Service
Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Healthcare quality · Medicaid · Medicare · Policy · Telehealth · Veterans