American Telemedicine Association

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Arkansas New Proposed Rules Allow Telemedicine Exams

Arkansas was ranked last among all states in a recent report by the American Telemedicine Association on telemedicine practice standards. Earlier this year, we reported on the Arkansas Board of Medicine’s plans to remedy its...more

Five Telemedicine Trends Transforming Health Care in 2016

Telemedicine is a key component in the health care industry shift to value-based care as a way to generate additional revenue, cut costs and enhance patient satisfaction. One of the biggest changes to health care in the last...more

Congress Wows With Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015, But Will It Succeed?

Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) and co-sponsors Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) announced, on July 7, 2015, the introduction of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015,...more

21st Century Cures Legislation “Punts” on Telemedicine

On May 13, 2015, the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the latest draft of its 21st Century Cures Legislation. The proposed legislation includes certain telehealth-related provisions that, among other things,...more

Does the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 Stand a Chance?

“Telehealth saves money and helps save lives. By expanding telehealth services, we can make sure the best care and the best treatments are available to all Americans, no matter where they live.” With those words, Rep....more

ATA Issues Final Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology

The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) released its new Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology this week. The Guidelines update the ATA’s original 1999 telepathology guidelines, offering healthcare providers new and...more

Practice Guidelines for Real-time, Direct-to-Patient Primary Urgent Care Telemedicine Released

The American Telemedicine Association released draft Practice Guidelines for Real-time, Direct-to-Patient Primary Urgent Care Telemedicine and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014. ...more

Draft Guidelines for Telepathology Released

The American Telemedicine Association released draft Clinical Guidelines for Telepathology and is seeking public comments through June 20, 2014. Practice guidelines can serve as a useful reference point for the...more

State Medical Board Association Adopts Telemedicine Guidelines

On April 26, 2014, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) House of Delegates adopted The Model Policy on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies (FSMB Telemedicine Policy). FSMB is a national organization of...more

Can You See Me Now? Telemedicine Doctors Monitor Patients Remotely

You have a fever. Your stomach hurts. You have a cough and a runny nose. And to top it all off, your primary care doctor’s office is closed. What are you supposed to do? The answer is simple – telemedicine....more

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