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Health IT Now Submits Comments on the Discussion Draft on SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform

Last week, Health IT Now submitted comments on the Discussion Draft on SGR Repeal and Medicare Physician Payment Reform.

Schilling: Telemedicine’s time is now in the Central Valley and beyond

On 8/26, Steve Schilling, CEO of Clinica Sierra Vista, a community health center in California, had an op-ed published in the Fresno Bee:

http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/10/26/3574300/schilling-telemedicines-time-is.

Elena Rios: Why Americans need telemedicine

On October 23, an op-ed from Dr. Elena Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association ran in the Orange County Register:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/care-532674-medicare-state.

“Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine” by Former Rep. Bill Gradison

Improving healthcare for seniors through telemedicine

By former Rep. Bill Gradison (R-Ohio) – 10/18/13

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/329359-improving-healthcare-for-seniors-through-telemedicine

Nowadays we can use our mobile devices to go almost anywhere, which has been a great advantage for many senior citizens.

TELE-MED Act of 2013 Q and A

Have questions regarding the TELE-MED Act of 2013? Answers can be found here.

TELE-MED Act of 2013 Section-by-Section Analysis

A section-by-section breakdown of the TELE-MED Act of 2013 can be found here.

Rep. Phil Gingrey Voices Support for Interoperability

During the Full Committee markup of the SGR reform package, Congressman Phil Gingrey expressed the need for more work and robust interoperability to help ensure care coordination and quality improvement models are successful in a revised Medicare payment system.

Telehealth Talking Points

Patient Safety and Regulation Recommendations January 2013

“Cut the red tape tying up e-medicine” Randy Milch, Politico, 01 25 13

Cut the red tape tying up e-medicine
Politico by Randy Milch (Executive Vice President of Public Policy & General Counsel, Verizon)
January 25, 2013

In this country, we spend $3 trillion a year on health care — almost 20 percent of gross domestic product with such costs rising at more than 5 percent a year.

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