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Expanding telehealth is 'worthwhile for everybody'

September 11, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory is throwing its support behind the CONNECT Act, a bill that would expand telehealth services for RTs, because it would also help to strengthen the referral process for oxygen therapy. “We hope our process of talking to folks in the administration and the House and Senate to support this act helps to get it pushed through,” said Crispin Teufel, chairman of the CQRC and CEO of Lincare. “DME benefits indirectly, but the expansion of...

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CQRC backs telehealth bill

September 1, 2020HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Council for Quality Respiratory Care, a coalition of home respiratory therapy providers and manufacturing companies, is backing a bill in the House of Representatives that would expand telehealth services to allow RTs to provide services as part of CMS's Innovation Center alternative payment models. The bill would also authorize CMS to waive geographic and other restrictions for respiratory care services provided in high-need, professional shortage areas. “We commend these...

CQRC, Expansion, RTs, Telehealth


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