PAN is working with coalition partners and Members of Congress on legislative solutions to removing current policy barriers to the practice of telemedicine. Below are pieces of legislation that PAN has endorsed in the 113th Congress:
Veterans E-Health and Telemedicine Support Act of 2013
PAN supports H.R. 2001, the Veterans E-Health & Telemedicine Support (VETS) Act of 2013 . This bill, if passed, would remove current state licensure barriers to the practice of telemedicine within the Veterans Administration, allowing veterans to receive health care in their home, regardless of location.
TELEmedicine for MEDicare Act of 2013
PAN has endorsed H.R. 3077, the TELEmedicine for MEDicare (TELE-MED) Act of 2013 . This bill, if passed, would allow doctors to see Medicare patients in different states via telemedicine without having to go through the arduous and expensive process of obtaining multiple state licenses.
Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014
PAN has endorsed H.R. 5380, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 . This bill, if passed, would gradually expand coverage of telehealth service under Medicare, which is currently restricted to certain geographical areas and medical services.