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Colorado receives money for telemedicine and health innovation projects

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DENVER, Colo. (KRDO) — The Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services approved $7.9 million in COVID-19 emergency funding to help pay for telemedicine and other health care projects in Colorado.

“Our administration is doing everything we can to ensure Coloradans have access to health care in safe and convenient ways during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Jared Polis said in a statement. 

“This funding will go toward innovations that include telemedicine and telemonitoring. This technology will help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide Coloradans an effective and safe alternative to in-person care.”

The Office of eHealth Innovation, in the Lt. Governor’s Office, and Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing applied for the matching funds. 

“Taking care of yourself and loved ones during a pandemic can be challenging. Especially when it comes to accessing health care for physical or emotional needs,” Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera said in a statement. 

“Helping families connect with a doctor, counselor or nurse in the comfort of their own home is a top priority.”

The governor’s office said new funding will help increase access to health care and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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