Precision medicine, telehealth get a boost in budget bill; ONC maintains funding levels

FierceHealthcare – A proposed $1 trillion federal spending package released late Sunday evening includes additional funding for precision medicine research and telehealth programs, while maintaining funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

Despite deep fissures between both political parties, Democrats and Republicans agreed on a bill (PDF) that would fund the government through September. The proposal (PDF), which will go to a House vote this week, sharply contrasts President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint and sets the stage for what is likely to be an intense battle over 2018 funding.

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