SMSA adjustments could cut telehealth benefits of Medicare patients

03/29/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

The American Telemedicine Association announced that adjustments to the Standards Metropolitan Statistical Areas' federal categorizations will cause Medicare patients in 36 states and territories to lose benefits for using telehealth services. "Medicare should cover remote health services for all beneficiaries, regardless of location. We call on Congress to ensure that existing beneficiaries will not lose coverage for these services," said ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous.

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