Telehealth Pilot Must Join Docs, Insurers, FCC's Carr Says

By Kelcee Griffis (July 24, 2018, 6:34 PM EDT) -- An upcoming Federal Communications Commission inquiry into a telehealth pilot program must probe how to interface with insurers and health care professionals to make remote patient monitoring programs more common and successful, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr told a Washington, D.C., audience on Tuesday.

The agency's expected August vote will consider extending $100 million in broadband funding to rural clinics and low-income patients, but the specifics of how to coordinate with health care providers and insurers must still be developed, Carr said at a speaking event hosted by the App Association and Microsoft.

"As we look at this 5G trend, we want every community...

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