House Energy and Commerce Committee Expected to Hold Hearing on Telehealth Permanency

The House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and Subcommittee on Health Chair Brett Guthrie (R-KY) announced a subcommittee hearing to discuss telehealth permanency that will occur on April 10, 2024 at 10:00 AM ET. The hearing will focus on the discussion of legislative proposals that will support patients’ access to telehealth services. Establishing permanency of telehealth in rural communities via telehealth provides opportunity for essential access to health services and can greatly impact health outcomes for rural constituents. Key legislative proposals that are going to be considered that have rural relevance include:

  • H.R. 4189: CONNECT for Health Act of 2023 (Reps. Mike Thompson, David Schweikert, Doris Matsui)
  • H.R. 7623: The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2024 (Reps. Earl “Buddy” Carter, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gregory Steube, Terri Sewell, Miller-Meeks, Debbie Dingell, Jefferson Van Drew, and Joseph Morelle)

Please find the press release here. Livestream of the hearing can be accessed here. Please find NRHA’s Rural Telehealth legislative priorities here.