Telehealth services bill heads to Wisconsin assembly
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A new bill is modernizing healthcare, and saving patient’s money in the state of Wisconsin.
The State Senate unanimously voted to approve a bill that would increase access to telehealth services throughout Wisconsin.
Telehealth is use of technology to deliver health care services to patients remotely from home or from the doctor’s office.
By expanding these services the state would save money on Medicaid dollars, patients would save costs on travel, and more areas would have access to high-quality healthcare.
“I think it’s really important for people to understand how this is a partnership with our legislative leaders, and the Wisconsin Hospital association, as well as those of us who are in healthcare systems,” said Dr. Scott RothGaber, the Chief Executive Officer at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. “When we work together we can actually bring better care to everybody.”
The bill now moves to the state assembly and could be sent to Governor Tony Ever’s desk as soon as Thursday.
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