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HHS Secretary Becerra is urging to expand digital health access

Senate confirms Xavier Beccera's cabinet nomination.

The advocacy group is reminding him to bring the American healthcare system to the 21st century.

Health advocacy group recently congratulating new U.S Department of HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra. The team is urging him to use this position to advance the digital health initiatives and to tackle the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Senate came up with the confirmation of Becerra, who is going to become the first Latino person to hold a cabinet position. The confirmation took a longer time, and the vote was close enough than the expectations. As they congratulated him, the stakeholders of healthcare technology also called on him to support the innovation in the industry.

Secretary Becerra’s support for the digital health tool and services is going to be much critical to fighting against COVID-19. This is going to bring the best health care service for all Americans, especially to the underserved communities.

CHI is looking forward to working with secretary Becerra and HHS to bring the American healthcare system much forward. During this confirmation of hearings in February, Becerra is signaling his support for telemedicine with other digital tools.

The American Telemedicine Association is cheering this confirmation and enhancing its support for a wider range of policies. It is aiming at the expansion of access to digital health under the administration of Biden.

ATA is urging the 117th Congress and this new administration to permanently remove all the geographic and originating site barriers. It is urging for removing the provisions in the law. They are mandating prior in-person relationships to best the patient and the practitioners for telehealthcare. It is also asking for the allowance in state licensing broads and practitioners to determine the proper standard to care for the patients.

Also, it is urging for ensuring Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics that can furnish telehealth and receive reimbursement. The United States of Care is also joining in the chorus to emphasize the disparities in health care that came up during the COVID-19 crisis.

People are hopeful that Mr. Becerra is going to listen to all and work with both sides of the aisle to overcome all challenges..