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Amazon Care Expands Pilot & more Telehealth Buzz

Amazon Care Expands Pilot Amazon Care’s telehealth pilot is now available to warehouse workers near the company’s Seattle headquarters. The initial phase of the pilot was only available to Seattle-based office employees and their families. The Care app connects employees with video consultations and in-home follow up care as needed. The planned expansion of services […]

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New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers & more Telehealth Buzz

New Defense Health Bill Seeks to Add Telehealth Services and Providers Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bill in support of a letter urging the Defense Department to expand TRICARE telehealth coverage. The letter called on TRICARE to cover the same amount of telemental health services for the military as civilians […]

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AAFP Weighs in on Legislation Adding Telehealth Benefit to TRICARE

The American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP), which represents roughly 125,000 family physicians, has expressed concerns about a new telehealth benefit proposed for the TRICARE program. TRICARE provides health benefits to more than 8 million military personnel, retirees, and their dependents. The Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017 includes […]

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