We’ve talked in the past about telehealth and medicine as the next wave in healthcare. It seems like politicians agree. A new bill that will expand Medicare reimbursement for telehealth-based calls and consultations, as well as remote patient monitoring, has bipartisan support in Congress.

The bill, being called the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, should save the government nearly $2 billion over 10 years.

The new bill expands reimbursements outside of rural areas and certain clinical sites to inside patients’ homes. This opens up a new world of care for those patients and a much wider means of income for hospitals providing the service.

To read more about the new bill, read the article here.