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Advocates push Congress to pass telehealth bill for senior care

The Health IT Now coalition and other connected care advocates are pressuring Congress to pass the Reducing Unnecessary Senior Hospitalizations Act of 2018, which aims to expand the use of telemedicine and telehealth services to improve senior care at skilled nursing facilities. "Presented with clear findings directly from CMS, lawmakers should have no reason to dither on advancing this worthy solution," says Joel White, executive director of Health IT Now.

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