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Report: Telemedicine Saves Money

A report published this month by the non-profit Florida TaxWatch predicts significant cost savings if Florida removes the barriers to telemedicine.

The policy group's report said Florida could save more than $1 billion a year by expanding the use of telemedicine by revising current law. It criticizes policies that discourage use of telemedicine, specifically the limitations on private reimbursement requirements and Medicaid payments.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.