Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will reintroduce a bill to waive Medicare restrictions on telehealth services, encouraging greater use of the technology.

According to Wicker, many barriers to telehealth exist outside the realm of communications. Wicker, along with Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), will co-sponsor the Telehealth Enhancement Act aimed at “improving Medicare reimbursements and working toward payment parity,” he told an April 21 subcommittee hearing on telehealth advancements.

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