House Bill to Expand Medicare Reimbursement for Telehealth

Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Kenny Hulshof (R-MO) introduced legislation recently that would expand coverage of telehealth services under the Medicare program. Specifically, the Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2008 (HR 6163), would remove current geographic restrictions on telehealth services and add to the types of facilities authorized for reimbursement, including home health agencies. It…