New Telehealth Bills Introduced To Congress

Last week, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced S. 1549, a telehealth bill that would require Medicare coverage for round-the-clock emergency support for telemedicine and telephone visits when a beneficiary’s medical record and care plan are available. The bipartisan bill is a part of the Care Planning Act of 2015 which would help patients manage their chronic care planning and improve care coordination.  To read the bill please visit:
In the House, Representative Scott Peters (D-CA-52) introduced H.R. 2725, a telehealth bill to modify current legislation in order to expand the use of telemedicine in the TRICARE veterans’ program. To read bill HR 2725 please visit: