By Heather Landi @ Healthcare Informatics
The telemedicine policy landscape continues to be complex, as decades of evidence-based research highlighting positive patient compliance, clinical outcomes and increasing telemedicine utilization have been met with a mix of strides and stagnation in state-based telemedicine policy, according to a state-by-state gaps analysis by the American Telemedicine Association (ATA).
The ATA recently released two reports titled 50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis, with one focused on coverage and reimbursement and another focused on physician practice standards and licensure.
The Physician Practice Standards and Licensure report takes a look at the complex policy landscape of 50 states with 50 different telemedicine policies, extracts and compares physician practice standards for telemedicine for every state in the U.S. and ultimately assigns a grade which indicates existing policy barriers that inhibit the use of telemedicine that would enable patient and provider choice to quality health care services.
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