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Telehealth in D.C.? New City Council Bill Would Facilitate Expanded Usage

For many people, telehealth might seem like the kind of thing that would disproportionately benefit patients in rural areas–small-town patients who would otherwise have to drive long distances in order to visit a specialty provider, for example. But telehealth has equal potential when it comes to addressing health care disparities among patients living in underserved […]

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FBI Still Objects to Interstate Licensing Compact’s Use of Its Data

Implementation of the new Interstate Medical Licensure Compact has hit a serious snag.  To date, 17 states have enacted legislation authorizing their participation in the compact, which offers voluntary, expedited multi-state licensing for qualified physicians. The compact, set to go into effect in January 2017, is expected to expand access to health care, especially in […]

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AAFP Weighs in on Legislation Adding Telehealth Benefit to TRICARE

The American Academy of Family Practitioners (AAFP), which represents roughly 125,000 family physicians, has expressed concerns about a new telehealth benefit proposed for the TRICARE program. TRICARE provides health benefits to more than 8 million military personnel, retirees, and their dependents. The Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2017 includes […]

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