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1. HCFA is already working to investigate means of reimbursing the costs of some types of remote consultation and has funded demonstration projects to explore alternative payment schemes. For information on HCFA's efforts on paying for remote health services, see HCFA (1997).

2. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research was recently renamed the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

3. The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board is studying workforce needs in information technology. Additional information on this project is available online at <>.break

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