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Dr. Joyce Introduces Legislation to Support Telehealth Recovery Program

Government and Politics

December 6, 2022


Dr. Joyce Introduces Legislation to Support Telehealth Recovery Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Joyce, M.D, (PA-13) introduced the Sustainable Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services in the Home Act, which would permanently allow patients to continue receiving in home cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services under Medicare. The legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (CA-20).

“As a physician, I know the benefits of empowering patients to heal at home,” said Dr. Joyce. “This legislation is an important step toward ensuring that cardiac and pulmonary-care patients are able to recover and rehabilitate from the comfort and safety of their home or in the care setting of their choice.  Offering patients the option to access care at home is a key part of my commitment to putting patients first in the healthcare system while improving health outcomes.”

“The Sustainable Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services in the Home Act will help patients get out of the hospital, get back home, and get on the road to recovery,” said Rep. Jimmy Panetta.  “Patients recover better when they have the option to heal at home, rather than endure a lengthy hospital stay.  This bill constructively applies one of the major lessons from the pandemic to improve access and quality of care for millions of Americans.”

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