Approximately 60 million people live in rural areas – including millions of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. CMS recognizes the many obstacles that rural Americans face.
CMS released a statement indicating a strategy is already underway. For example, to strengthen access to care, especially for those living in rural communities, CMS is transforming access to telehealth by paying for additional services and making it easier for providers to bill Medicare., where medical billing for services in these areas was either difficult or non existent.
Let’s applaud the effort!