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2011 Virginia Telehealth Summit presentation

2011 Virginia Telehealth Summit presentation

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