ECHO Act Passes U.S. Senate and House of Representatives

ECHO Act Passes US Senate and House of Representatives


On Nov. 29, 2016 the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the bipartisan Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act by a vote of 97-0. The House of Representatives passed the bill on Dec. 6, sending it to the President to be signed into law. The ECHO Act will increase access to specialized healthcare in rural and underserved areas nationally.

Sen. Hatch Press Release

Sen. Schatz Press Release 

Rep. Burgess Press Release

Rep. Matsui Press Release


New ECHO Partnership in Oklahoma

ECHO was recently awarded a subcontract with AIR (American Institutes for Research) to implement Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO in Oklahoma.
More information on the MAT grant awards can be found on the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) website. Go to the link below and read the piece about “Grants to Increase Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Abuse in Rural Primary Care Practices”