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  • New Telemedicine Legislation in Congress

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    In July, Representative Mike Thompson from California, a long-time telemedicine advocate, introduced new legislation to expand Medicare coverage for telemedicine services. Unlike his last effort, which sought to eliminate all restrictions on telemedicine coverage within Medicare, the current bill, titled The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014, seeks to expand Medicare coverage in a stepwise fashion over a four year period.

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  • The FDA outlines its regulatory intentions for healthcare IT

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    As part of the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) of 2012, the FDA, along with staff from HHS, ONC, and the FCC, were required to prepare a regulatory prospectus outlining how health care information technology would be regulated for the foreseeable future. That report was released this past April, and though it held few surprises, the very fact of its quiet release and relatively low-profile approach to health care IT regulation has been a source of encouragement for many in the health care IT space.

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