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Telehealth and Telemedicine: Description and Issues

Description
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.
Date
03/2016
Type
Document
Organization
Congressional Research Service
Tagged as
Access · American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Healthcare quality · Medicaid · Medicare · Policy · Telehealth · Veterans