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Digital health research from Brian Dolan.
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Last week I wrote about PPP loan applications, Orexo's accelerated timeline, and a few curious clinical trial developments. Here's what's happening this week:
- I heard from a reader who clarified that the AMA letter I mentioned last week re: their request for coverage of self-measured blood pressure monitoring was specifically about extending coverage to the connected BP devices themselves -- not the monitoring. I had it right, but I could have worded it better to stress that nuance.
- In other policy news, CMS Administrator Seema Verma wrote an article that hinted at what's to come for telehealth and telemedicine coverage and accessibility post-pandemic. It reads as if: some telehealth will likely be restricted again (first-time visits for acute patients); payment will likely not stay at