Summary: H.R.7879 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/30/2020)

VA Telehealth Expansion Act

This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to award grants to entities for the expansion of telehealth capabilities and provision of telehealth services to veterans through the VA and the Veterans Community Care Program. The VA must give preference to entities that represent veterans in rural or highly rural areas or entities that operate in a medically underserved community.

An entity seeking to establish a telehealth access point for veterans without grant funding is authorized to enter into an agreement with the VA to establish such access point.

The VA must assess and report on the barriers veterans face in accessing telehealth services.