Navigation Links
ATA Applauds Bill to Support Patient Care Regardless of Where Provider is Located

Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2013

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) applauds a new congressional bill to modernize the Medicare program which would allow Medicare patients to be cared for by a licensed provider from any state. The bipartisan TELE-MED Act, H.R. 3077, was introduced by Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA 22) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ 6).

"We urge Congress to expand this licensure model for telemedicine to other federal agencies and health benefit programs," said Jonathan Linkous, ATA Chief Executive Officer. "Patients should all be able to receive the best and most convenient care available, regardless of geographic location."

This bill builds on the bipartisan STEP Act for the Department of Defense health professionals. The act (introduced as H.R. 1832) was put into law less than two years ago. Also pending in Congress is the bipartisan VETS Act (H.R. 2001) which would enable Department of Veterans Affairs health professionals to serve any veteran in the U.S. without unnecessary cost and time delays of multiple state licenses.

“Technology makes it increasingly easy for patients to receive the 21st century care they need and want, wherever the physician or other professional is located,” said Linkous.

Visit this link to view the bill:

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership work to fully integrate telemedicine into healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993, ATA is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information visit

Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Stryker Hip Implant News: Rottenstein Law Group LLP Applauds Consumer Reports’ Call for Metal-on-Metal Hip Manufacturer Accountability
2. Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Applauds Groups’ Call for New Cell Phone Radiation Standards
3. Canadian Healthy Vending Applauds the Decision to Ban Unhealthy Snacks from the Canada Summer Games Athletes Village
4. The Holistic Sanctuary Applauds Demand from California Lawmaker for an Audit of Taxpayer-Funded Drug Rehab Programs
5. Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: Wright & Schulte LLC Applauds Settlement of C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
6. California Society of Addiction Medicine Applauds Rehab Fraud Crackdown, Warns of Risks to Patients
7. ASTRO applauds new GAO report on physician self-referral abuse
8. Ingenuity™ Applauds Moms and Dads, Recommends Washable Playard with Dream Centre™ Available at Babies “R” Us
9. Mental Health Watchdog Applauds Vatican's Investigation Into Psychiatric Drugging of Children
10. Mesothelioma News Update: Resource4thePeople Applauds Italian Court for Sentencing Swiss Millionaire in Asbestos Scandal
11. Parker Waichman LLC Applauds Seniors for their Role in Helping to Recover $14.9 billion in Medicare Fraud over the Past Four Years
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term insurance ... care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a cognitive ... the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their insurance ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and ... explains one of the most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, ... puzzling descriptions that have baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... “America On ... Christian identity. “America On The Brink” is the creation of published author, William ... several great-grandchildren. As a WWII veteran, he spent thirty years in the Navy. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... The company has developed ... consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to Adults 50+, every formula has ... highest standard. , These products are also: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Soy ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... system that we intend to develop to enable prevention of a major side ... severe hearing loss, especially in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE ... team that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear ... the delivery of new drugs. ... Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX ... Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... received FDA 510(k) clearance in May 2017 for its highly anticipated ... for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary monitor solution, ZeroWire Mobile ... the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural efficiency, and the lowering of ... ... By ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based healthcare product ... training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device will educate ... cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to the dated ... real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression for a ... has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: