Regs may aid telemedicine

Modern Healthcare - - The Week In Healthcare - Rich Daly

Ru­ral and crit­i­cal-ac­cess hos­pi­tals may see a big ben­e­fit from new reg­u­la­tions that stream­line how hos­pi­tals cre­den­tial and grant priv­i­leges to physi­cians and other prac­ti­tion­ers who pro­vide care through telemedicine.

The new fi­nal rule the CMS is­sued last week—which takes ef­fect in July—al­lows hos­pi­tals to en­ter agree­ments with a so­called dis­tant hos­pi­tal or other en­tity that re­lies on the in­for­ma­tion pro­vided by the

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