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Connected Health Initiative asks Senate to pass Telehealth Modernization Act

The Connected Health Initiative on Monday published an open letter to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., expressing support for the Telehealth Modernization Act and stressing the urgency of safeguarding access to virtual care before the public health emergency is set to expire. The initiative, a coalition of industry stakeholders including providers, payers and vendors, applauded efforts… Read More »

Exclusive: Top health officials defend Trump against Bob Woodward’s coronavirus claims

President Trump’s most senior health officials leaped to his defense against allegations that he mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic, insisting that he based his decisions on the best scientific advice and saved lives. Trump has been under intense pressure ever since it emerged in Bob Woodward’s book Rage that the president knew the virus was airborne… Read More »

HHS issues plan to improve rural health, leaning on telehealth

Dive Brief: HHS on Thursday released a plan to enhance rural healthcare services as the pandemic continues to highlight the steep healthcare barriers these regions face. But the plan falls short of the complete overhaul some experts say the problem requires, and a fair amount of the projects and directives it includes are already in place.… Read More »