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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: February 28, 2019 11:19 AM
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 780 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 Senators Yaw, Bartolotta, Brewster, Martin, Aument, Killion, Costa, Vulakovich, Rafferty, Yudichak, Mensch, Baker, Argall, Langerholc, White, Ward (K), Stefano, Blake, Leach, Greenleaf, Browne, Street, and Schwank



Introduced as SB857