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AAFP Urges FCC to Focus on Rural Telehealth

It’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, studies have […]

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FCC Seeks Comments on Rural Health Care Program Funding

For advocates of increased access to rural broadband coverage, 2018 is off to a promising start, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially seeking public comments on funding for the Rural Health Care Program. Following their December 14 vote to temporarily lift its annual cap, the agency is looking for public and industry feedback on […]

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FCC Temporarily Lifts Cap on Rural Health Care Program

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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Telehealth Advocates Concerned About FCC Net Neutrality Plan

Chances are you’ve probably heard the term “net neutrality” used quite a bit recently, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prepares for a crucial vote this month on whether to overturn a 2015 decision that officially classified the Internet as a public utility and forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from censoring content. With polls showing […]

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FCC to Increase Rural Health Care Program Funding? Draft Proposal

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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The Push for Rural Broadband Coverage Continues

By now, it’s been well established that access to high-quality telehealth care is virtually impossible without access to high-quality broadband Internet. And it’s been equally well established that, while progress has been made when it comes to the expansion of U.S. broadband infrastructure, work remains to be done in terms of getting people connected. Indeed, […]

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HIMSS Shares “Wish List” With Congress

It’s been a busy year for telehealth and health IT on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introducing more than two dozen pieces of telehealth-related legislation, and one telehealth-friendly bill (the CHRONIC Care Act) even passing the Senate. But the 115th Congress isn’t over yet, and advocates want to keep the […]

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Senate Broadband Caucus Highlights Telehealth in Expo

You could be forgiven for thinking that Democrats and Republicans in the current Congress simply can’t agree on anything—especially when it comes to health care. But throughout the current legislative session, telehealth has stood out as one of those rare areas of bipartisan agreement, with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle introducing more than […]

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The Push For Telehealth Reimbursement: Advocates Lobby CMS

In a year during which efforts to expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services have gained new momentum, more and more advocates are taking their case directly to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As mHealth Intelligence first reported, a variety of different health care advocacy organizations have submitted comments to the agency in support of […]

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Most Consumers Want Virtual Care: New Study

The people have spoken (yet again), and they want access to virtual visits. Or, at least that’s what the results of one survey indicated. As Fierce Healthcare first reported, market researchers from Parks Associates found that a majority of people living in households with broadband access wanted to be able to receive health care remotely, […]

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