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  • Bipartisan Senate bill aims to waive telemedicine restrictions for VA docs

    Modern Healthcare

    A Senate committee heard testimony Wednesday on a bipartisan bill meant to ease telemedicine licensing requirements and facilitate mental health e-visits for Veterans Affairs healthcare professionals.Current rules call for physicians using telemedicine to be licensed in the state where the patient resides.According to bill sponsor Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), state licensure requirements are waived for the VA if both patient and doctor are in a federal facility during the e-visit. Home e-visits are allowed only if the two parties are in the same state. Ernst's “Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2015” would allow home e-visits regardless of where the VA clinician is located or licensed. This would apply to both VA-employed physicians and those under contract to deliver care outside of VA facilities.


  • Five Telemedicine Trends Transforming Health Care in 2016

    Foley & Lardner LLP

    Telemedicine is a key component in the health care industry shift to value-based care as a way to generate additional revenue, cut costs and enhance patient satisfaction. One of the biggest changes to health care in the last decade, telemedicine is experiencing rapid growth and deployment across a variety of applications. The quick market adoption of telemedicine is fueled by powerful economic, social, and political forces — most notably, the growing consumer demand for more affordable and accessible care. These forces are pushing health care providers to grow and adapt their business models to the new health care marketplace. 


  • North Dakota Medical Board Releases New Telehealth Guidelines

    mHealth Intelligence

    Telemedicine legislation continues to evolve throughout the nation as quickly as healthcare reforms have been implemented and spread across the healthcare continuum. For example, the North Dakota Board of Medicine has issued some telehealth guidelines and regulations aimed at making the state more receptive to telemedicine use, according to The National Law Review.  The telehealth guidelines established by the medical board in North Dakota focus more on the quality of services rendered than the technical processes through which virtual care is provided.