Fierce Healthcare September 20, 2022
Telemedicine’s place in the healthcare system continues to be under the microscope.
A recent study in JAMA Health Forum looks at how patients used the technology to access providers across state lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There are ongoing debates about whether to permanently change licensure regulations to facilitate out-of-state telemedicine visits,” concluded the study published last Friday in JAMA Health Forum.
Those debates and lobbying efforts tied to them occur on both the federal and state levels, examples of which include:
- States passing legislation making permanent changes to licensure requirements.
- Patient groups lobbying state legislatures for more access to telemedicine.
- Actions taken by government and medical organizations and associations. The Federation of State Medical Boards creating exceptions for when a license isn’t needed. The Uniform...