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Nearly two dozen senators have asked HHS Secretary Alex Azar to find opportunities in existing Medicare and Medicaid policies to provide long-term sustainability for Project ECHO telemedicine programs.

Close to two dozen senators are urging the Health and Human Services Department to find sustainable funding for Project ECHO telemedicine programs.

In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar, 22 senators urged the federal agency to issue CMS guidance to states and healthcare providers on available Medicaid financing for the innovative telehealth service, and to explore funding opportunities through existing Medicare programs.

They called the connected health platform a key cog in the framework of value-based care.

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source:https://mhealthintelligence.com/news/senators-ask-hhs-to-sustain-project-echo-telemedicine-programs