Article   |   July 28, 2021   |   Hicuity Health

Hicuity Health Urges Congressional Leaders to Extend Telehealth Expansion

Timely Congressional Action Would Maintain Expanded Access to Telemedicine for Providers and Medicare Beneficiaries

Telemedicine ProviderHicuity Health joined other healthcare leaders in urging congressional policymakers to act promptly to protect the telehealth expansion that occurred under the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). The industry action, coordinated by the Alliance for Connected Care, American Telemedicine Association, Consumer Technology Association, eHealth Initiative, HIMSS, Health Innovation Alliance, Partnership to Advance Virtual Care, and PCHAlliance, encourages congressional leaders to act quickly to legislatively safeguard the expansion of telemedicine that took place over the past 18 months and maintain the care improvements for patients and providers that are enabled by telemedicine.

“Hicuity Health has long advocated that telemedicine is medicine and our support for this and other legislative action reaffirms this view,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Hicuity Health. “We have chosen to support this action because the benefits of telemedicine in terms of expanded access and improved outcomes should be responsibly expanded.  We want to see the telemedicine tailwinds that have benefited healthcare broadly, continue to create opportunities for positive patient and societal impact.”

In more than 15 years of providing acute care telemedicine services, Hicuity Health has repeatedly proved telemedicine delivers outstanding patient outcomes and serves as a powerful access-enhancer that helps efficiently leverage critical clinical skills and expertise.  A wide range of telemedicine delivery models continue to successfully improve clinical outcomes for patients in a wide range of forward-thinking healthcare facilities, including hospitals, health systems, and post-acute facilities.

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