Feb. 3, 2015
State legislatures have made telemedicine a priority issue for 2015. Ten states have introduced legislation that will impact the way your licensing board enforces its clinical practice standards: Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. Six states have bills that will require telehealth parity under private insurance: Arkansas, Connecticut, Indiana, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Washington. Click here to check the status of bills in your state and use the legislative tracker to read the bill language. Then let your peers know if action needs to be taken. ATA Members have already started a live HUB discussion about the FSMB Compact. To access this members only-forum click here.
Health professional boards are active on this topic as well. Click here to read ATA’s comments to the Iowa Medical Board’s telemedicine proposal.
Don’t forget to tune-in to next month’s state policy webinar at 1 p.m. EST to hear more about state activity. This is a members-only forum to share your insights and updates about state prospects and coordinate and collaborate with allies. For more information click here