PAN Sends House Committee Two Letters on Telehealth

PAN recently followed up on request from the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to provide more information on our position on telehealth. This call for information follows a hearing the committee had on telehealth in which Delaware State Director Gary Chard testified.

In addition to a letter from PAN CEO Amy Comstock Rick to Subcommittee Chairman Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) about PAN’s position on telehealth as a valuable tool for people with Parkinson’s disease, PAN also organized a sign-on letter with 14 other organizations including the Alliance for Aging Research, Brain Injury Association of America, CurePSP, and the International Essential Tremor Foundation.

Both letters emphasized the two major policy hurdles to making telehealth available to more people: Medicare reimbursement and state medical licensure.

To read the letter from PAN’s CEO, click here.

To read the PAN-led sign-on letter, click here.

Date originally posted: June 20, 2014.