Feds OK interstate licensing, paving way for telehealth expansion

Federal officials have announced that they are allowing healthcare providers to practice across state lines — a move that eliminates, at least temporarily, a key barrier to the continued adoption of telehealth.

The announcement came from Vice President Mike Pence during a White House press conference on ongoing efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and is the latest in a historic series of moves aimed at expanding the use of connected health and reimbursing doctors for those services.

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