Telemedicine is the Driver for Changing Healthcare Delivery

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While the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact will make it easier for physicians to be licensed in other states for telemedicine, the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies would use telemedicine appropriately for Medicare. So far, the Compact (IMLC) has been approved by state legislatures in 19 states….

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Telemedicine Bill Receives Favorable Approval from Key Florida Committee

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Florida has struggled to find a path to telemedicine parity for the past three or four years. Stymied by opposition in the last legislative session, lawmakers punted in 2016, creating a statewide Telehealth Advisory Committee to develop recommendations. The committee has submitted a preliminary report, and it concluded that the…

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Arizona Telemedicine Parity

Update: Arizona Considers Broadening Telemedicine Parity

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Recently the Arizona Senate and House met to consider bills for telemedicine parity. Telemedicine parity requires insurance companies to reimburse physicians who see remote patients telemedically at the same rate as in-person visits. During the Arizona Legislative session in 2013, the original telemedicine parity bill for rural areas only received…

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Nominee to Head the Department of HHS Supports Telemedicine

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Representative Tom Price says he believes telemedicine can increase access to healthcare. Representative Price spent nearly four hours answering questions from members of the Senate Education, Health, Labor, and Pensions Committee today. The well-regarded Georgia orthopedic surgeon and Republican from that state was finally asked a question about telemedicine in…

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