U.S. President Donald Trump speaks throughout a coronavirus illness (COVID-19) pandemic briefing within the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White Home in Washington, U.S., August 3, 2020.
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The Trump administration is taking steps to present telehealth a broader function beneath Medicare, with an government order that serves as a name for Congress to make physician visits through private know-how a everlasting fixture of this system.
The order President Donald Trump signed on Monday applies to 1 phase of Medicare recipients — individuals dwelling in rural communities. However administration officers stated it is supposed as a sign to Congress that Trump is able to again important laws that might completely open up telehealth as an choice for all individuals with Medicare.
His administration is “taking motion to verify telehealth is right here to remain,” Trump stated.
Monday’s government order will even set in movement an experiment beneath which hospitals in rural communities might obtain a extra…