The American Telemedicine Association is upset with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ final rule on accountable care organizations, which ATA says “severely restricts” the use of telemedicine services which could benefit millions of Americans.

CMS this week released a final rule updating the Medicare Shared Savings Program to give providers greater flexibility and grow participation in the program. Currently, more than 400 ACOs are participating in the program, with over 7 million beneficiaries. But, according to ATA, the final rule issued by CMS to does not go far enough when it comes to telemedicine.

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