If approved, the proposed rule has no government enforcement mechanism that would force the companies to comply.
Quality and access to care issues were raised by MedPAC officials and physician groups.
But market corrections, not federal government action, may be driving the declines.
Health care providers may harbor implicit, or unconscious, biases that contribute to health care disparities.
More states are expanding telehealth locations and broadening the pool of telemedicine providers, while fading out in-person requirements.
Two trends combine for an effective 212% increase in worker deductibles over the past decade.
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In 2019, there will be new CPT codes available for health-care workers to use for non-face-to-face services.
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Hospitals in the United States spend two to six times more than their European counterparts.
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