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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 31, 2017 03:29 PM
From: Senator Elder A. Vogel, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Telemedicine
 
Telemedicine is the remote delivery of health care services and medical information using telecommunications technology. Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing component of health care. Through the use of telemedicine, specialists and other health care providers are able to expand their reach, helping rural patients stay in their communities and avoid traveling long distances for specialized care.

I will be re-introducing SB 1342 defining telemedicine, offering guidelines outlining who can provide telemedicine services, and providing clarity around insurance company reimbursement for these services. Although the legislation requires payments for telemedicine services, those payments will be established between the provider and insurer.

Cosponsors from last session included Stefano, Argall, Rafferty, Bartolotta, Aument, Yaw, Yudichak, Vulakovich, Baker, Scavello, Mensch, Schwank, Ward, Dinniman, and Killion.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation and contact Cheryl Schriner of my office with any questions or concerns.



Introduced as SB780