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Telehealth Momentum Continues: 46 Telehealth Bills Under Consideration in Congress

Written by:  Theresa C. Carnegie and Ellen L. Janos

As members of Congress return from summer vacation, they will be facing at least 46 telehealth related bills covering a wide range of topics from reimbursement to physician licensure. The growing demand for telehealth reflects the important role telemedicine plays in reducing costs while also increasing quality, access, and satisfaction.  The health care and life sciences team from ML Strategies will be watching and reporting on all of these bills as well as the many public and private policy initiatives already underway.  To help stakeholders evaluate the current opportunities in this area, ML Strategies has put together a comprehensive Telemedicine and Health IT Alert.

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Theresa C. Carnegie is a Mintz attorney who advises health care clients on a wide array of transactional, regulatory, compliance, fraud and abuse matters, and health law issues. She counsels health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, device manufacturers, and distributors.