A new federal bill would make telehealth permanent, extending access to a form of care that many patients have come to depend on during the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Healthcare IT News.

U.S. senators this past week introduced another bill aimed at making telehealth flexibilities permanent under Medicare—including audio-only telehealth appointments.

The Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act is geared toward ensuring underserved community health providers are able to continue accessing virtual care beyond the end of the public health emergency.  

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