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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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Telemedicine and Cardiovascular Care: AHA Guidelines Point to Opportunities

The staggering costs of cardiovascular disease in the United States have been well documented; a 2015 CDC Foundation study, for example, estimated that one out of every six dollars spent on health care goes toward caring for the approximately 85 million patients with these conditions, as well as seven million stroke survivors. However, the use […]

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FBI Raises Questions about Interstate Licensing Compact

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently informed state agencies in Minnesota and Montana about concerns over state laws which authorize states to participate in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. This compact allows doctors who hold medical licenses in one member state to obtain licenses in other states participating in the compact. This compact will […]

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Telehealth-Friendly Licensing Compacts Gain Momentum

Five more states have signed up to ease licensing processes for doctors hoping to practice telemedicine across state lines. Recently, Colorado became the 17th state to join the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact, with Gov. John Hickenlooper signing legislation on June 8. Overseen by the Federation of State Medical Boards, offers an expedited licensing process for […]

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Texas State Medical Board Focuses on Telemedicine

A recent conflict between the Texas State Medical Board and a direct-to-consumer telehealth company, Teladoc, has opened the door for a conversation focused on ways to “modernize telemedicine statues and reduce the regulatory footprint governing the provision of telemedicine services”. During the discussions, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, the Texas Medical Association, and the […]

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WHY MORE TEXANS WILL VISIT THEIR DOCTOR

For citizens who live in rural parts of Texas, visiting their doctor can be no easy task. Thankfully, telemedicine is a powerful tool to help bridge the gap to help citizens across this large state. There have been many media stories, with headlines reporting “Telemedicine Under Attack In Texas.” Unfortunately it’s not true, and headlines […]

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TELEMEDICINE TO REDUCE MEDICAID TRAVEL COSTS

A Medicaid reform bill introduced by Alaskan Senator Pete Kelly, would remove hurdles to telemedicine created by the state’s existing medical law. Senator Kelly identifies in his Senate Bill 74 telemedicine or telehealth expansion is a way of keeping up with the technology and trends to reach the best fiscal output for the state. “It’s […]

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Direct to Consumer Telemedicine Providers Beware

“We don’t have any authority over the company or health system providing direct to consumer (DTC)  telemedicine.  Only the physician.  We have to wait for a complaint.” When asked about enforcement of medical practice laws, this is the nearly unanimous response from state medical boards. This response came to the forefront when CTeL reviewed a […]

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Telemedicine Faces Scrutiny by State Regulatory Boards and FTC

As result of a February 2015 ruling by the US Supreme Court, state legislators, governors, and attorneys general continue to evaluate the structure and composition of their regulatory boards’ membership in order to fully comply with federal antitrust law. In the case, North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the […]

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CTeL Webinar Recording Enhanced Nurse APRN Licensure Compacts

The Robert J. Waters Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL) was pleased to have Elliott Vice, director of government affairs for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) presenting on the topic, “The Nurse Licensure Compacts: License Portability and Patient Safety in Interstate Practice.”  The monthly CTeL Brown Bag webinar was held […]

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