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Teladoc CEO: Medicare telehealth proposal paves the way for long-term expansion

August 06, 2018 / Evan Sweeney

Teladoc was pleasantly surprised by the recently proposed rule by the Trump administration to expand telehealth reimbursement for physicians. While the change isn’t likely to bolster the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts, CEO Jason Gorevic sees it as a boost to Teladoc’s provider business, and a stepping stone on the way to more expansive federal policies. “In conversations with teams within the administration, it's clear to me that the support is there over the long-term for an expansion of telehealth’s role and sort of the overall role of virtual care in the senior population,” he told investors on last week’s earnings call.