Bipartisan Legislation Would Create Federal Definition of Telehealth

Bipartisan legislation recently introduced into the House of Representatives would both create a federal definition of telehealth as well as provide guidelines for states in developing telehealth governance policies.

The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 was introduced by Reps. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and Bill Johnson (R-Ohio). The legislation aims to help provide clarity and standards for telehealth to foster its use around the country.

"The Telehealth Modernization Act will create a nationwide telehealth definition to provide clarity regarding the scope of healthcare services that can be safely delivered via telehealth. The bill will spur innovation and research in the delivery of healthcare, while improving patient care and increasing efficiency," said Rep. Matsui in a news release.

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