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Chairman Doggett Will Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on the Future of Telehealth

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April 23, 2021

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April 23, 2021

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Chairman Doggett Will Hold Health Subcommittee Hearing on the Future of Telehealth

Washington, D.C. – At this important point for determining the post-pandemic future of telehealth, House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) announces a hearing, "Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth," on Wednesday, April 28 at 1 P.M./2 P.M. EST.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth has emerged as an alternative to various forms of in-person medical care to allow patients to say to stay socially distant but still interconnected to health care services. This hearing will explore with key witnesses how current pandemic-induced telehealth flexibilities have impacted care delivery, utilization, and the impact on health care spending. It will also explore the impact of telehealth on reducing barriers to health care access for individuals in rural and underserved communities and ongoing challenges to ensure telehealth services are delivered equitably and in the correct clinical settings. Finally, the hearing will explore the implications of various proposals to permanently expand telehealth payments in the Medicare program.

This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing. Members of the public and press may view it via live webcast accessible at the Ways and Means Committee's website. The webcast will not be available until the hearing begins.

What: Health Subcommittee Hearing: Charting the Path Forward for Telehealth

When: 1 P.M. CST/2 P.M. EST on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Where: This hearing will take place remotely via Cisco Webex video conferencing.

Watch: Livestream of the hearing can be viewed via live webcast accessible at the Ways and Means Committee's website. The webcast will not be available until the hearing begins. Send any questions to Kate Stotesbery in advance of Wednesday's hearing.

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Issues:Healthcare