Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Gregg Harper (R-MS), Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will expand coverage of telehealth services under Medicare by putting them on the path toward parity with in-person health care visits. The use of technology in health care has created new ways for practitioners and patients to deliver and access care. However, our current statutory and regulatory framework prevents many patients and providers from taking advantage of telemedicine’s advancements. This legislation recognizes and embraces these technological advancements and the impact it can have on improving patient care and outcomes, and lowering health care costs.
At BioTelemetry, we are raising mobile health to new heights. As a pioneer in remote patient monitoring, we revolutionized the healthcare industry with the first Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry™ system. Today, we have monitored over 1 million patients wirelessly. You might say, we put the “m” (million) in mHealth.
Leading the Advancement of Remote Patient Monitoring
The healthcare industry is at a critical juncture, where every effort is being made to increase the effectiveness of care, while decreasing the financial burden on our system. At BioTelemetry, we fuel the advancement of mobile health services by providing leading and services that help healthcare providers monitor and diagnose patients and clinical subjects in a more efficient, accurate, and cost-effective manner.