American Telemedicine Association to Launch Capitol Hill Series on Federal Telemedicine Issues

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Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) to Kick-Off Telehealth Capitol Connection on Feb. 10

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“Telehealth is rapidly expanding – and bridging the gap between better information and smart policy development is precisely why this new Capitol Hill briefing series was formed.”

To meet the growing interest in using telemedicine to improve health care delivery, ATA, with the briefing expertise and thought leadership of Neal Neuberger, will hold its first Telehealth Capitol Connection (TCC) forum, a bi-monthly briefing series for Congress, federal agencies, national organizations, and other interested stakeholders.

The first briefing will address Major Congressional Telehealth and Remote Monitoring Proposals, and will be held on Wednesday, February 10 at the Capitol Visitors Center in room SVC 209/208 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Sen. Brian Schatz and key congressional staff will address proposals to improve Medicare coverage, especially in value-based models.

“Telehealth is rapidly expanding—and bridging the gap between better information and smart policy development is precisely why this new Capitol Hill briefing series was formed,” stated Jonathan Linkous, CEO, American Telemedicine Association. “Telehealth Capitol Connection will provide a bipartisan forum to draw together congressional staff, policy leaders, and industry experts.”

Neal Neuberger will lead Telehealth Capitol Connection. Neuberger sees the TCC as the best forum for sharing the latest telehealth information and trends – as well as facilitating important public policy dialogue among congressional staffers, state and federal agency leaders, trade associations, organizations, industry leaders, academicians, providers and the patients they serve.

“The telehealth industry is transforming virtually overnight and this new forum helps to make sure common-sense policies are in place to address this change,” shared Neuberger. “I’m pleased to be working with the American Telemedicine Association to coordinate this new briefing series so that all of the important stakeholders can build a consensus and effective telehealth policy.”

For additional information or to register for events, go to http://www.americantelemed.org/tcc.

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