Telehealth-friendly CHRONIC Care Act Passes First Senate Hurdle

The CHRONIC Care Act, which seeks to expand telehealth services, gets a favorable review from the Congressional Budget Office and unanimous support from the Senate Finance Committee. Its goal is to push Medicare costs down by improvement chronic disease management services and care coordination at home. Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) even vowed to “get this bill through” in his closing remarks.

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