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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