MedPage Today June 24, 2021
Shannon Firth

— AMA President-Elect Jack Resneck Jr., MD, also offers physician perspective on licensure

Should telehealth expansions be made permanent after the COVID-19 pandemic? And if they do become law, how can equity be ensured?

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and Jack Resneck Jr., MD, president-elect of the American Medical Association (AMA), weighed in on these and other questions during an interview with the Washington Post on Thursday.

Over 43 new bills related to telehealth and remote patient monitoring have been introduced over the course of the pandemic, according to the Alliance for Connected Care.

“We are absolutely supportive of efforts to give us the authority to be able to utilize telehealth in greater ways,” said Becerra, referring to his agency.

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