The Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments on the draft legislation entitled Advancing Telehealth Opportunities in Medicare. HITN applauds the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s efforts to remove current Medicare barriers to beneficiaries receiving telehealth services.
On November 3, Health IT Now submitted comments in response to the CMS RFI on Health Plan Innovation Initiatives, specifically on the Remote Access Technologies section. The full comment letter can be found here.
Duke University Practicum, in conjunction with Verizon Connected Healthcare Solutions, recently completed a study on the barriers to telemedicine. The full study can be found here.
Per the request for comment following the May 1st House Energy & Commerce Health Subcomittee hearing on telemedicine, the Health IT Now Coalition submitted comments for the record on June 16th. We applaud House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee for its leadership in holding the hearing and in gathering stakeholder input.
The Health IT Now Coalition joined 10 other associations in writing a letter to recently-confirmed Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Mathews Burwell.
“Imagine a world where patients in rural areas far from a nearby doctor can easily find a health care provider to consult with online from the comfort of their own homes; where doctors living in Pennsylvania can help reduce the backlog of patients waiting to see doctors in Mississippi; and where patients can connect to a doctor over the Internet for routine medical purposes with a few clicks of th
Health IT Now recognizes the efforts of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) and its State Medical Boards’ Appropriate Regulation of Telemedicine (SMART) Workgroup in developing a common definition of Telemedicine for adoption across states. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.
On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations. Panelists included Joel White, Executive Director of Health IT Now; Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator; Dr. Larry Merkel, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia; and Israel Robledo, a Parkinson’s patient.
Today, the Health IT Now Coalition wants to take a moment and applaud President Obama for his commitment to bolstering the U.S. economy, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting the men and women of the Military and our Veterans.
On December 18, Health IT Now sent letters to Reps. Matsui and Johnson thanking them for introducing the Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 earlier this year. A copy of the letter can be viewed here.