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DWC Proposes Rule to Expand Telemedicine Access

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 265 | 0 | 138 min read

The Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation is accepting public comments on a proposed rule that would expand injured workers’ access to telemedicine services. The proposal would lift a restriction in Medicare-based reimbursement policy that limits the use of telemedicine to underserved areas, known as health professional shortage areas, which are typically rural regions with few health care providers. Under current requirements, the injured worker receiving telemedicine services must be at an originating site that is one of eight types of medical facilities, including a physicia...

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