Bipartisan Senate bill complements House ePA bill also championed by HITN's Opioid Safety Alliance.
Senate passage caps off years-long campaign led by Health IT Now to expand telehealth access for nation's veterans; bill now heads to president's desk for his signature.
Bipartisan bill waives originating site restrictions on Medicare reimbursement for telehealth treatment of substance abuse disorders.
Alliance-backed bills facilitating electronic prior authorization, expanding telehealth coverage for opioid treatment, and modernizing patient privacy laws advance in full committee markups.
Health IT Now calls final rule, “A victory for our nation's heroes - particularly those in rural areas - who deserve access to prompt medical care when and where they need it.”