Tag: rural healthcare

Encounter Telehealth Letter to Congress
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Encounter Telehealth Letter to Congress

Congress must act to ensure patients and providers can continue to utilize the benefits of telehealth after the public health emergency ends. Encounter Telehealth joined 340 organizations in signing a letter urging Congress to make the telehealth flexibilities allotted due to the COVID-19 pandemic permanent. A wide range of healthcare industry leaders from all 50...

Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare
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Telehealth in Rural Communities: Increasing Access to Mental Healthcare

Lack of Access to Mental Health Care in Rural Areas One in five Americans—over 43 million—suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. With less than half of the mental healthcare providers needed in the United States, many individuals go without care. Less than a quarter of mental healthcare providers are available in rural areas. Limited availability...