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ATA Applauds Congressional Proposal to Increase Telemedicine Reimbursement, Fix Licensure for Federal Health Programs
Date:12/31/2012

s with telemedicine, by offering them a share of the total cost savings
  • expansion of the “Medical Home” coordinated-care option
  • exempting Accountable Care Organizations from telehealth fee-for-service restrictions and allowing ACOs to use telemedicine as an equivalent substitute for in-person care
  • launching new pilot programs for remote patient monitoring for up to 10 HHS-designated conditions
  • adjusting reimbursement timelines for home health to better facilitate remote patient monitoring
  • creating a telemedicine service option in Medicaid to treat high-risk pregnancies
  • “This bill represents a panacea for federal involvement in telemedicine, eliminating archaic barriers and expanding opportunities for remote healthcare. If passed, this bill will almost instantly make our Federally-funded health system more effective and more efficient,” said Linkous.

    ATA urges its members and all telemedicine stakeholders to contact their Congressional representatives and express their support for the Telehealth Promotion Act of 2012.

    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 http://www.americantelemed.org.

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/12/prweb10267114.htm.


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