The year ends with a bigger government push for telehealth

It took the issues of rising healthcare costs and crisis management for the opioid epidemic to push the federal and state governments to get behind the increased use of telehealth. But government efforts at many levels to expand telehealth accelerated in 2018, says new research from Epstein Becker Green, a law firm with a primary focus on health care and life sciences, finds that 49 states and the District of Columbia provide reimbursement for live video telehealth services through Medicaid fee-for-service programs.

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