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Neonatal telemedicine could save Medicaid $186M

InformationWeek, December 28, 2011
The American Telemedicine Association is appealing to Congress to amend the Social Security Act to allow states to expand the use of telemedicine for Medicaid enrollees with high-risk pregnancies and neonatal care needs. The ATA says the measure will save Medicaid up to $186 million over the next 10 years. In its legislative proposal, released this week, the ATA calls for the establishment of birthing networks where Medicaid coverage of telemedicine services would be provided to maternal-fetal and neonatal care patients.