House Bill Would Allow Groups to Use Telemedicine for Long-Term Care

Angie SzumlinskiHealth, News

The Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations Act of 2018, or the RUSH Act would allow medical groups to use telemedicine to treat patients in long-term care facilities rather than transporting them to the hospital. At present, Medicare is unable to reimburse skilled nursing facilities for the cost of telehealth providers. The RUSH Act would address this problem by allowing Medicare to make arrangements with medical providers to allow acute care at skilled nursing facilities using a combination of telehealth and on-site first responders.

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