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Virginia Telehealth NetworkCurrent Policy Issues<br />Gary Capistrant<br />April 5, 2011 <br />
Major Federal Issues<br />Coordination<br />Several roles<br />Many agencies<br />Federal reimbursement to support feder...
Medicare Barriers<br />Only rural counties <br />	(21% of beneficiaries) <br />No store & forward in “lower 48”<br />No re...
Priority 2011 Issues<br />Advancing & using health tech<br />Payment & service innovation<br />  CMMI<br />Care coordinat...
Other Federal Action<br />Spending / budget<br />Medicare privileging<br />FCC telecomm<br />	wireless<br />	rural health<...
Major State Issues<br />California report<br />Medicaid<br />	health home<br />Virginia model on telehealth-provided cover...
ATA Actions<br />6 ATeams on policy<br />The HUB<br />ATAwiki<br />Congressional proposals<br />Administration proposals<b...
www.AmericanTelemed.orgwww.ATAwiki.org<br />Gary Capistrant<br />Senior Director, Public Policy<br />GCapistrant@AmericanT...
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    1. 1. Virginia Telehealth NetworkCurrent Policy Issues<br />Gary Capistrant<br />April 5, 2011 <br />
    2. 2. Major Federal Issues<br />Coordination<br />Several roles<br />Many agencies<br />Federal reimbursement to support federal investment<br />Reform health care delivery<br />
    3. 3. Medicare Barriers<br />Only rural counties <br /> (21% of beneficiaries) <br />No store & forward in “lower 48”<br />No remote patient monitoring<br />Limited originating sites<br />Limited providers<br />Only specific procedures<br />
    4. 4. Priority 2011 Issues<br />Advancing & using health tech<br />Payment & service innovation<br />  CMMI<br />Care coordination – teams, HIE<br />  Accountable care orgs<br />  Independence at Home<br />Medicare barriers<br />
    5. 5. Other Federal Action<br />Spending / budget<br />Medicare privileging<br />FCC telecomm<br /> wireless<br /> rural health<br />FDA medical devices<br />EHR meaningful use 2013<br />
    6. 6. Major State Issues<br />California report<br />Medicaid<br /> health home<br />Virginia model on telehealth-provided covered services<br />Licensure<br />
    7. 7. ATA Actions<br />6 ATeams on policy<br />The HUB<br />ATAwiki<br />Congressional proposals<br />Administration proposals<br />Tampa – May 1-3<br />DC – July 27<br />
    8. 8. www.AmericanTelemed.orgwww.ATAwiki.org<br />Gary Capistrant<br />Senior Director, Public Policy<br />GCapistrant@AmericanTelemed.org<br />202-233-3333<br />

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