Senate Passes VETS Act

Senate Passes VETS Act
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Legislation that would expand access to telemedicine at the Department of Veterans Affairs edged one step closer to becoming law after the Senate unanimously passed its own version of the VETS Act on Wednesday.  

The bill would reform telemedicine licensure at the VA, allowing physicians to care for patients anywhere in the country regardless of where they are located. That shift is a critical element of the Anywhere to Anywhere telehealth initiative that VA Secretary David Shulkin, M.D., announced alongside President Donald Trump in August.

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