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Modernize Medicare to facilitate telehealth service

The National Broadband Plan should include a design to modernize Medicare to facilitate telehealth service. a.Remove Medicare's current geographic restrictions on the provision of telehealth services. b.Expand the types of facilities authorized to participate in the Medicare telehealth program. c.Allow for the provision of coverage of remote patient management services, including home health remote patient management ...more »

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Employ broadband to provide better quality health care and quality of life, at a significantly reduced cost

The National Broadband Plan should direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to: a.Define and catalog the types of entities that govern, oversee, operate, and/or create policy for the electronic exchange of health information and produce recommendations regarding the appropriate level of consumer participation and requirements for transparency that should apply to them. b.Require institutions and providers ...more »

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Medical Records, More Fluid Communication, Better Care

It frustrates me that there are different medical centers that have my medical information and they don't talk. My information is in different places and it's hard for them to get it to one another. It's like they have to reinvent the wheel every time I come in for a doctor's appointment. They ask me my family history, prior injuries, etc. Google and Amazon.com probably know more of this basic information than my new ...more »

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EHR and HIT demonstration projects

The National Broadband Plan should recommend that policymakers allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to make federally qualified health centers eligible to participate in demonstration projects related to health records and heath information technology.

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Tax Code

The National Broadband Plan should recommend that the Internal Revenue Code treat qualified health care information technology as a depreciable asset

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Improve the Rural Healthcare Pilot Program of the FCC

1. Simplify administrative process by creating a critical pathway that can be applied to 95% or better of the projects. Current program is so adminstratively cumbersome that less than 5% of the funds have been disbursed in the first 2 years of the program. 2. Expand funding to cover all telemedicine peripherals currently covered by USDA grant program. Why should there be different standards? 3. Ease Stark provisions ...more »

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