December 7-9, Washington, DC – Early Bird Registration Available Through October 26!

WASHINGTON, DC, OCTOBER 6, 2022 – The American Telemedicine Association, the only organization addressing telehealth policy from all angles – state and federal legislative priorities, as well as international policy perspectives – is hosting the 2022 EDGE Policy Conference, December 7-9 at the Park Hyatt, Washington, DC.

This year’s EDGE Policy conference will take a practical look forward into the next phase of telehealth adoption and explore what is necessary to overcome ongoing policy obstacles while maintaining telehealth’s positive momentum and bipartisan support, as we continue Approaching Permanency for Telehealth. Speakers will include innovators, policymakers, and pundits providing perspectives from The White House to state capitals across the country, as well as healthcare delivery system executives and clinicians on the front lines, and telehealth policy advocates from all corners of healthcare. 

Sessions will focus on telehealth’s implications on policy, updates and priorities for state, federal and international policy initiatives, and what’s at stake and necessary to drive policy momentum, including:

Clinicians’ Perspectives on Telehealth  Insights on telehealth policies and how the nation’s physicians are utilizing telehealth almost three years into the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, Immediate Past Chair, ATA; Harvard Medical School
  • Jack Resneck, Jr, MD, President, American Medical Association

The Business Case for Telehealth Policy Fireside Chat  Perspectives from the investors’ angle around the business case for telehealth and the financial community’s current focus on virtual health.

  • Grant Chamberlain, Managing Director, Corporate Finance Healthcare Practice, Ziegler
  • Chris Booker, Partner, Frist Cressey Ventures

Federal Solutions to Substance Use Disorders Fireside Chat  Updates and insight on telehealth and substance use disorders in the era of COVID-19 and current priorities in telemental health.

  • Beth Connolly, Asst. Director of the Office of Public Health, Office of National Drug Control Policy 
  • Yngvild Olsen, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Center, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

ATA State and Federal Policy Updates and a Look Forward  A look towards 2023, challenges for interoperability, hospital at home, and more.

  • Kyle Zebley, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, the ATA, Executive Director, ATA Action
  • Megan Herber, Director, Health Policy and Public Relations, Faegre Drinker
  • Julie Rautio, Partner, Capital Results

Policy Trends and Considerations in Remote Monitoring  The expansion of RM, how public payors like Medicare are covering RM, and how states are handling RM in terms of practice of medicine laws.

  • Carrie Nixon, Esq., Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Nixon Gwilt Law
  • Ryan Fox, Executive Vice President, Sales and Customer Success, AMC Health
  • Robert Jarrin, Strategic Advisor, Digital Health and Medicine
  • Evan Hoffman, Director, State and Local Government Relations, Philips

Heard on the Hill  The latest in important telehealth legislation, the outlook for telehealth permanency, and Hill priorities, concerns, and the challenges and opportunities ahead for telehealth legislation.

  • Christina McCauley, Legislative Director, Congresswoman Doris Matsui, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Conor Sheehey, Health Policy Advisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Finance
  • Alec Aramanda, Professional Staff Member, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce

Ensuring Telehealth Program Integrity  A former federal prosecutor provides an insider’s view on the government’s concerns around fraud, waste and abuse, and strategies to ensure care is delivered in an appropriate way.

  • Jason Mehta, Partner, Bradley

Cracking Down on Security Risks  The latest issues around FTC enforcement actions to protect consumers’ data privacy and security.

  • Aaron Maguregui, Senior Counsel, Foley & Lardner LLP

REGISTER FOR EDGE – Early Bird Registration is available now through October 26. 

Register for the EDGE Policy Conference HERE.     

Take advantage of discounted rates at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC. Reserve your room today. 


About the ATA

As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the American Telemedicine Association is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people. The ATA represents a broad and inclusive member network of leading healthcare delivery systems, academic institutions, technology solution providers and payers, as well as partner organizations and alliances, working to advance industry adoption of telehealth, promote responsible policy, advocate for government and market normalization, and provide education and resources to help integrate virtual care into emerging value-based delivery models.