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FSMB President Optimistic about Interstate Compact and Telemedicine

For physicians, including those utilizing telemedicine, seeking to practice across state lines, the multi-state licensure process may soon be getting much less complicated.  As Dr. Humayun Chaudhry, president of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) told attendees during The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s  (CTeL) July webinar, the drafting of […]

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Enhanced Telehealth Coverage for CMS Reimbursement? Proposed Legislation

Longtime telehealth advocates Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) are seeking again to expand Medicare reimbursement for telemedicine.  As Fierce Health IT and others first reported, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 is slated for introduction in the coming weeks; the legislation would “provide for a phased-in expansion of telehealth coverage […]

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Telemedicine for Veterans: Congress Extends Coverage

The Veterans Administration (VA) has long been a leader in the use of telehealth, and thanks to a provision included in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, it seems that trend will continue.  As first reported by Pennsylvania’s Erie TV News, Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) secured an extension of the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP), […]

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Increased Availability of Telemedicine Services for Veterans?

The list of telemedicine-related legislation introduced in Congress this year is continuing to grow.  As first reported by California’s Lake County News and others, less than a month after the introduction of the Telehealth Enhancement Act of 2013 by Reps. Gregg Harper (R-MS) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), Thompson, along with Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA), has […]

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Physician Licensure and Telemedicine. Will Congress have a Say? Register Now CTeL’s February Webinar

The Future of Physician Licensure and Telemedicine–Will Congress Have a Say? will be the topic of The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s (CTeL) February Brown Bag Webinar. CTeL’s monthly telehealth legal and regulatory webinar will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 at 12:00 noon EST.  We are excited to hear […]

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UPDATE: STEP Act Introduced; Telemedicine in the Department of Defense

UPDATE:  CTeL’s staff recently spoke with the staff of Representative Thompson about the status of the STEP Act.   Representative Thompson successfully offered his STEP Act as an amendment to a Department of Defense bill when it was recently considered on the House floor.    The staff has been in contact with Senate offices about having the […]

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