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Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La. (Photo: Allison Bell/ALM) The main section of a bill introduced by Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., would have the HHS secretary inventory the country’s telehealth programs and telehealth infrastructure every five years. (Photo: Allison Bell/ALM)

The Senate is considering S. 3988, a bill that could help the federal government track, maintain and improve the country’s ability to provide health care through telehealth systems.

One part of the proposed “Enhancing Preparedness through Telehealth Act” bill calls for the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report to Congress every five years on any insurance coverage issues that might affect people’s access to telehealth services in an emergency.

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