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New Legislation Would Increase Funding for Telemedicine

Congressman Mike Thompson (D-California) recently introduced telemedicine legislation that would provide $30 million in grants to help health facilities pay for telehealth equipment and expand telehealth support services. The Medicare Telehealth Enhancement Act (House Resolution 2068) would expand Medicare reimbursement to urban and suburban areas and include more facilities. It will also allow doctors to monitor patients remotely.

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AAACN Signs On to Letter Supporting Nurse Managed Health Clinics

At the recommendation of the AAACN Legislative Committee, AAACN signed on to a letter of support indicating the nursing community is united behind the effort to increase funding for nurse-managed health centers. The National Nursing Centers Consortium (NNCC) is working with Senator Inouye (D-HI) and Senator Alexander (R-TN) to introduce a bill in the Senate that would create a $50 million grant program for nurse-managed health centers run by nurse practitioners.

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