Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) have introduced legislation designed to expand access to healthcare in rural areas, allowing Medicare to cover additional telehealth services.

The Telehealth Innovation and Improvement Act is an attempt to remedy the fact that Medicare currently only covers limited telehealth services, which the senators argue is “setting a poor industry standard, discouraging innovation, and restricting access to specialized services.”

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