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Neurosurgery Endorses Senate Telehealth Expansion Legislation

On April 27, the AANS and the CNS endorsed the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act. Introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and 50 bipartisan U.S. Senators, S. 1512 would build on recent progress and permanently expand access to telehealth services, removing outdated restrictions for providing remote health care services. In their letter, the groups noted that “Americans have benefited significantly from this expansion of telehealth and have come to rely on its availability.” The AANS and the CNS called on Congress “to expand access to telehealth services permanently so that telehealth remains an option for all Medicare beneficiaries both now and after the pandemic.”

Click here to read the letter.