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Insurers Engage CBO On Medicare Telemedicine Coverage
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Staff Contact: Daniel Landon
Eleven insurers have written the Congressional Budget Office regarding cost projections for changes to Medicare coverage of telemedicine. Citing the benefits and cost savings of telemedicine in the commercial insurance market, the letter encourages CBO to consider external data in developing its cost projections for Medicare telemedicine proposals.
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Staff Contact: Andrew Wheeler
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues updates to MLN Connects Provider eNews. eNews includes information about national provider calls, meetings, events, announcements and other MLN educational product updates. The latest issue provides updates and summaries of the following.
This week is Infection Prevention Week. In the U.S., an estimated 5 to 15 percent of the population is affected by influenza each year.
Source: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology