Sen. Thune Introduces Bill On Use of Interactive Telecom Systems in Hospitals
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) by ETHEL TENORIO
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 - Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced legislation (S. 328) to "amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to allow certain critical access hospitals and sole community hospitals to use interactive telecommunications systems to satisfy requirements with respect to having a physician available to stabilize an individual with an emergency medical condition under the Medicare program."
The bill was introduced on Feb. 14 and has two co-sponsors. Co-sponsors are Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Michael Bennet, D-Colo.
The legislation was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance.
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