Assessment of Approaches to Evaluating Telemedicine. Appendix A: HHS Telemedicine Evalutions


Within HHS, the bulk of telemedicine initiatives support and funding is provided by four agencies: the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Health Care Financing Administration(now known as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services(CMS)) (HCFA(now known as CMS)), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Despite funding from multiple agencies, the utilization of teleconsultations remains low. The low level of utilization places limitations on conducting effective evaluations.

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