Report: the Republican Main Street Partnership agenda item:
Source: Republican Main Street Partnership Legislative Agenda
H.R. 2706, The Medicare Telehealth Validation (MTV) Act. Republican Main Street Partnership members Congressman Doug Ose (CA) and Jo Ann Emerson (MO) have introduced this bill to increase the use of telehealth services under the Medicare program. Currently, telehealth services are restricted to use in certain geographically underserved areas. The MTV Act provides sufficient funding and regulatory relief to expand high technology medical diagnostic tools, across the Internet, to urban as well as rural underserved areas. The bill further provides for expansion of store-and-forward techniques, and for a study of the restrictions on telemedicine due to state licensing rules.
Topic: Health Care
Headline: Support telemedicine for underserved areas