Telemedicine

Telemedicine is the remote delivery of healthcare services and clinical information using telecommunications technology including internet, cellular, wireless, satellite, and telephone. Because specialized care, such as neurologists, aren’t located in every city and town across America, being able to see a physician using everyday technology, such as your home computer and webcam, is an attractive and reasonable option for many people living with chronic conditions.

Why is it important for people with Parkinson’s?

For the Parkinson’s community, telemedicine has the potential to be a powerfully valuable service in terms of improving quality of life, and better management of symptoms by increasing access to specialists. Learn more.

Policy barriers
Because of current laws, telemedicine is currently limited in scope and availability so those who need it most can’t access or benefit from it. PAN is focusing on two specific policy areas where we believe we can have an impact: state physician licensure policies and Medicare reimbursement. Learn more.

Current legislation
PAN has endorsed and is advocating for legislation to remove current policy barriers to the practice of telemedicine. Learn more.

Congressional Briefing on Telemedicine
On March 13, 2014, the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations and featured PAN's Texas State Director, Israel Robledo. Learn more.