The Next FREE 'This Month in Telemedicine' Videocast airs Thursday, May 30 @ 2pm ET
May 22, 2013
Earlier this month, ATA hosted the inaugural ATA State Telemedicine Policy Summit in Austin, TX. Over 250 people, including state legislators, government administrators and other key stakeholders, participated in this event, where a number of important state-centered policy topics were covered. Join ATA's policy team for this special videocast, as they provide an executive summary of the Summit and discuss other major issues facing the telemedicine industry. They'll also answer questions from the viewing audience.
Maryland Governor Signs 4 Telemedicine Bills Into Law
May 04, 2013
On May 2nd, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law 4 telemedicine bills.
Don't Miss the FREE 'This Month in Telemedicine' Videocast, Tuesday, April 23 @ 2pm ET
Apr 19, 2013
Over the last month, we have seen several major public policy developments related to telemedicine, at both the state and federal level. Several more states have passed telemedicine bills into law and a lot of action is taking place within Congress and the federal agencies. Learn the details and discover how these developments will impact the practice and industry of telemedicine in this free, one-hour update from ATA. Our public policy experts will review the major issues of the month, provide analysis on the news and outline new opportunities and challenges created by the changing policy environment. There will also be time to answer viewers' questions on air.
ATA Hosts State Telemedicine Policy Webinar for State Lawmakers
Apr 18, 2013
The American Telemedicine Association hosted a webinar on April 17th to discuss telemedicine as a cost-effective and quality improvement tool for healthcare, as well as describe some of the barriers and key components to sound telemedicine policy
Arizona and Montana Governors Sign Telemedicine Bills into Law
Apr 10, 2013
Arizona and Montana are the latest states to sign into law requirements for private insurers to cover healthcare services provided via telemedicine comparable to that of in-person services.
New Mexico Governor Signs Telemedicine Law
Apr 02, 2013
New Mexico has become the seventeenth state to enact a law requiring private health insurance plans to provide coverage for telemedicine services to the same extent that the services would be covered if they were provided in-person.
Mississippi Governor Signs Telemedicine Bill Into Law
Apr 02, 2013
Mississippi has become the sixteenth state to enact a law requiring health insurance plans to provide coverage for telemedicine services to the same extent that the services would be covered if they were provided in-person.
MT and MS Legislatures Pass Telemedicine Bills; NY Introduces Comprehensive Telemedicine Legislation
Mar 22, 2013
Montana and Mississippi are the latest states to introduce and pass telemedicine legislation. A telemedicine bill has also been introduced in New York state.
Four Big Telehealth Bills Moving Through Maryland State Legislature
Mar 08, 2013
The Maryland State Senate voted to move four telemedicine bills out of committee, including a bill that would mandate coverage of telemedicine provided services under the state Medicaid program.
ATA Provides Updates and Answers in Public “This Month in Telemedicine” Videocast Series
Mar 07, 2013
“This Month in Telemedicine” is a free videocast, open to ATA both members and non-members, as part of ATA’s ongoing mission to promote the full global deployment of telemedicine technologies and services.
MA Introduces 5 Telemedicine Bills; TX Bill Proposes Changes to Medical Board Standards
Feb 21, 2013
Massachusetts and Texas join the list of states introducing legislation to promote telemedicine. Texas is the first state to propose legislative changes to their medical board standards regarding telemedicine.
ATA Developes Telemedicine State Policy Matrix
Feb 19, 2013
ATA has developed a state-by-state breakdown of telehealth legislation, including legislative mandates for private coverage, medicaid coverage and other proposed bills at the state level.
FL, KS, NC and VT Introduce New Telemedicine Bills
Feb 15, 2013
Three more states have introduced legislation that either mandate telemedicine reimbursement by private payers or require providers to offer telemedicine to qualify for coverage.
50 State Telehealth Medicaid Policy Report Released
Feb 06, 2013
The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has released an analysis of state telehealth laws and Medicaid reimbursement policies focused on 11 specific policy areas based on the frequency they have appeared in discussions and questions around telehealth reimbursement and laws.
Mississippi Passes Telemedicine Mandate Bills; IL, MT and MD Introduce New Bills
Jan 24, 2013
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia have already introduced bills which aim to improve access to telemedicine services: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Washington.
ATA Launches Complimentary “This Month in Telemedicine” Videocast Series
Jan 08, 2013
ATA's "This Month in Telemedicine" videocast provides news and policy updates for professionals involved in telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth.
ATA Awarded Two Federal Grants to Advance Telemedicine Standards and Public Advocacy
Dec 28, 2012
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provided $200,000 to support ATA’s work in the developing standards and best practice guidelines for remote medical services. The Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) granted $155,000 for ATA to offer additional public policy and regulatory information regarding telemedicine—particularly at the state level.
ATA Partners with Minority Caucuses to Advance Telemedicine Legislation at the State Level
Dec 13, 2012
The American Telemedicine Association, the leading non-profit membership organization for remote medical services, is working with three minority legislative caucuses to educate lawmakers and introduce model legislation for telehealth in statehouses around the country.