Telehealth Policy News

The American Telemedicine Association strongly supports the shift from volume-based incentives to value-based incentives, such as bundled payments for acute episodes of care. We also recognize that this ...
ATA recently submitted comments on the proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2017, supporting proposed additions to the following procedure codes covered for Medicare telehealth ...
After hearing from ATA members back home, Congressional lawmakers are back from recess and feeling optimistic about enhanced telehealth opportunities for Medicare. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has indicated ...
The Arkansas Board of Medicine has finally joined the ranks of every other medical board in the country to allow a physician to use telemedicine to establish a relationship with a patient. Effective ...
After hearing from ATA members back home, Congressional lawmakers are back from recess and feeling optimistic about enhanced telehealth opportunities for Medicare. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) has indicated ...
ATA recently submitted comments on the proposed rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2017, supporting proposed additions to the following procedure codes covered for Medicare telehealth ...
The Arkansas Board of Medicine has finally joined the ranks of every other medical board in the country to allow a physician to use telemedicine to establish a relationship with a patient. Effective ...
With Congress in recess until after Labor Day, the American Telemedicine Association recommends that the public take action now to contact their Members of Congress for further inclusion of telehealth ...
Four years after the District enacted a telemedicine parity law, the city's agency on health care finance has released guidance on Medicaid fee-for-service coverage and reimbursement. Through emergency ...
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) propose increasing telehealth coverage by 8 new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for services beginning January 1, 2017. This is part of ...
ATA Identifies Highest Ranking States for Policy Landscape Supporting Telemental and Behavioral Health WASHINGTON June 30, 2016 The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) this week released ...
Last year, Minnesota lawmakers enacted a telemedicine parity law enhancing coverage and payment under private insurance and Medicaid. The MN Department of Human Services approved guidance enforcing ...
Many states are approaching the mid-year mark by delivering telehealth legislation to their governors. Kicking things off is Alaska, which will become the 30 th state to enact telehealth coverage parity ...
The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) wrote the House Committee on Energy and Commerce urging that the Rural Health Care Connectivity Act (H.R. 4111) be amended this week to also allow universal ...
Kentucky legislators have paved the way for its Medicaid program to cover remote patient monitoring. The new law allows the state to seek approval from CMS for a remote patient monitoring pilot, and ...
To meet the growing interest in using telemedicine to improve health care delivery, ATA launched the Telehealth Capitol Connection (TCC), a bi-monthly briefing series for Congress, ...
The Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners has proposed practice act language that would prohibit the use of telehealth for an initial evaluation and restrict use of telehealth to synchronous applications ...
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted comments to the Alaska State Legislature regarding telehealth provisions in SB 74. If enacted, this legislative provision would allow licensed Alaska ...
WASHINGTON - Thursday, March 10, 2016 - President Obama introduced yesterday ConnectALL, a new initiative aimed at ensuring broadband parity for Americans of all income levels. In unveiling ConnectALL, ...
Patients and mental health providers scored a major win recently when the Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors rejected a bad telehealth regulatory proposal. The proposed rule would have ...