Friday, April 10, 2015

House Bill to Repeal SGR Physician Payment Formula Also Addresses Telehealth

The nearly $200 billion Medicare legislation to repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) physician payment formula includes several other significant provisions, among them three that address telehealth. The House of Representatives passed the bill on March 26 by an overwhelming majority and sent it to the Senate, where it will be addressed following Congress's return from their spring recess on Monday, April 13. To learn more about the telehealth provisions in this bill, please click here for a summary in the National Law Review.