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TIA Applauds Bipartisan Medicare Act; Says Expanding Telehealth Coverage will Improve Care for Medicare Beneficiaries

Arlington, VA (July 31, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA)  and Gregg Harper (R-MS) for their bipartisan introduction of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014. 

TIA congratulates Representatives Thompson and Harper on their leadership in working to modernize America’s health care system. By expanding Medicare coverage of telehealth services, including the use of store-and-forward technologies and remote patient monitoring for specific chronic conditions, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act will improve the access to, and quality of, care for Medicare beneficiaries in both rural and urban areas.

To read TIA’s letter in its entirety, visit: http://www.tiaonline.org/sites/default/files/pages/TIA%20Endorses%20Medicare%20Telehealth%20Parity%20Act%20073114.pdf.

About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org for more details.

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is a proud sponsor of ANSI’s Standards Boost Business campaign. Visit www.standardsboostbusiness.org  for details.

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