The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health May 16 passed a number of bills during a markup session, including AHA-supported legislation. The subcommittee passed the Telehealth Modernization Act (H.R. 7623), which would remove geographic originating site restrictions for two years and continue the hospital-at-home program an additional five years, among other flexibilities, while the Supporting Patient Education and Knowledge (SPEAK) Act (H.R. 6033) would require dissemination of best practices to support individuals with limited English proficiency in accessing telehealth services. The Building America’s Health Care Workforce Act (H.R. 468) was also passed, which would renew certain flexibilities relating to training and competency requirements for nurse aides in skilled nursing facilities.

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