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CMS’ TeleMed Rule Eases Physician Credentialing
Health Leaders Media

A new rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is expected to make it easier for small and critical access hospitals to use telemedicine to link with physicians and other larger hospitals or academic medical centers. The change will also make it easier for small hospitals in underserved areas to access specialty services such as teleradiology, teleICU, and telestroke.

The final rule revises the conditions of participation for hospitals and CAHs by implementing a new credentialing and privileging process for physicians and practitioners who provide telemedicine services.