ATA 2013 :: Telemedicine, Telehealth and mHealth Meeting & Trade Show
Telemedicine Policy Summit
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
8:30am – 12:30pm

Austin Convention Center
Fourth Floor, Room 19A/B
Separate Registration Required
$75/person

 
In recent years, one of the most progressive areas for telehealth policy has been state capitals. Half of the states have active legislative proposals expanding telemedicine coverage – more than ever before.  We expect even more action in 2014!

To take advantage of these new opportunities at the state level, ATA is coordinating it's inaugural State Policy Summit, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. Austin, the capital of one of the most heavy telemedicine-using states, is the perfect setting for this event.

This Summit, to be held in conjunction with the ATA 2013 Annual Meeting, will bring state leaders and other stakeholders together to share and learn about best practices for using telehealth to improve health care delivery and costs.  The focus is on making the best use of telemedicine, mHealth and other remote healthcare technologies to improve health care in each state.  

Specific topics will include:
  • Medicaid coverage and reimbursement
  • State best practices
  • Legislation for private plans’ parity for telehealth
  • Medical licensure portability and practice rules
  • Showcasing Texas as an example of aggressive and coordinated state action
The Summit is for designed for state policy decision-makers, telehealth leaders, advisors and advocates, health policy wonks and anyone interested in promoting telemedicine through state policy.

There is a separate $75 registration fee to attend the State Policy Summit. Register now using the ATA 2013 Registration Portal.

 
Meeting Agenda
 
Please note: this is a preliminary meeting agenda and is subject to change. 
 
8:30am - 9:15am











State Legislator Telehealth Views

Moderator:
  • Julia Johnson, President, NetCommunications, LLC
 Presenter:
  • State Senator Sen. Catherine Pugh (D-MD), President-Elect, National Black Caucus of State Legislators
  • State Senator Terry C. Burton (R-MS)
  • State Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-NM)
  • State Representative Mia Jones (D-FL)

9:15am - 10:00am










Medicaid Telemedicine Reimbursement

Moderator:
  • Gary CapistrantSenior Director, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association
Presenters
  • Mario GutierrezExecutive Director, National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
  • William Alexander, Jr, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Amerigroup Georgia, a subsidiary of Wellpoint
  • Latoya Thomas, Project Director, State Health Policy, American Telemedicine Association

10:00am - 10:45am













Texas Telemedicine Policy

Moderator:
  • Nora BelcherExecutive Director, Texas eHealth Alliance
Presenters:
  • William Brendle Glomb, MD, FCCP, FAAPMedical Director, Medicaid and CHIP Programs, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
  • Debbie Voyles, MBA, HOMDirector of Telemedicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Stephen PalmerDirector, Office of e-Health Coordination, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
10:45am - 11:00am
Coffee Break
11:00am - 11:45am









Other State Telemedicine Roles

Moderator:
  • Sherilyn PruittU.S. Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
Presenters:
  • Carl Keldie, MDChief Medical Officer, Corizon
  • Jeff RanousState Advocacy Consultant, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
11:45am - 12:30pm











Medical License Portability and Practice Rules

Moderator:
  • Edward M. Brown, MDChief Executive Officer, Ontario Telemedicine Network
Presenters:
  • Jonathan Linkous, Chief Executive Officer, American Telemedicine Association
  • Humayun J. Chaudhry, DO, MS, MACP, FACOI, President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards
  • Mike KolarGeneral Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, vRad