Sens. Franken and Klobuchar support legislation to help reduce hospital readmissions through telehealth technology

From the Minnesota Hospital Association:

Senators Franken and Klobuchar are original co-sponsors of S.596, the Fostering Independence through Technology Act. This legislation was introduced by Sen. Thune (R-SD) on March 18 and is supported by the American Hospital Association, among other national advocacy groups.
 
The bill would establish pilot projects under Medicare aimed at increasing the use of remote monitoring technology for home health patients that can improve care and outcomes and help reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions or patient transfers from home to higher acuity settings. This technology provides patients the ability to stay in their homes longer without jeopardizing their health while reducing overall health care costs and improving outcomes.

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