HHS Sees Promise In Telehealth, Managed Care Programs

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT) -- Local health care programs that provide remote access via telehealth services and closely manage care for at-risk patients won the first round of $900 million in grants, announced Tuesday, for programs that federal health officials hope can serve as models for the country.

The first round of grants, announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, includes $122.6 million for 26 programs, most of which are focused on preventing expensive emergency-room visits by better managing the care of especially at-risk patients, such as the...
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