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Telehealth is in the news lately, as state and federal lawmakers debate the necessity and logistics of remote patient care and payment, including the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act of 2019.

The bill, which APTA supports, would expand the use of telehealth services and ease restrictions on telehealth coverage under Medicare, as well as encourage the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to identify which services delivered via telehealth can result in cost-effective and positive patient outcomes.

APTA spoke to APTA members Sarah Gallagher, PT, DPT, and Alan Lee, PT, DPT, PhD, about the possibilities, challenges, and current use of telehealth across health care professions.

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