Virginia telemedicine gets “A” in ATA policy report
In a new report, 50 State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis: Coverage & Reimbursement, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) reviewed the telemedicine policy landscape of 50 states and assigned a composite grade to each. The report compares telemedicine coverage and reimbursement standards for every state in the U.S., ultimately leaving each state with two questions:
1. “How does my state compare regarding policies that promote telemedicine adoption?”
2. “What should my state do to improve policies that promote telemedicine adoption?”
Using an A-F grading scale, 7 states received an “A” rating including Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Mexico, Tennessee and Virginia.
“I’m not surprised by Virginia’s high rating,” says Dave Heller, Assistant Vice President of Mid-Atlantic Operations at Trinity Video Communications. “Virginia has been at the forefront of telemedicine for quite some time and this report re-affirms the state’s commitment to bringing healthcare to patients anytime, anywhere. I am sure more states will move forward as monies become available to support their efforts,” says Heller.
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