The best & worst states for telemedicine

The American Telemedicine Association has released its State Telemedicine Gaps Analysis report, which reviews each state for its telemedicine coverage and reimbursement policies. 

Nine states (Delaware, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington, D.C.,) earned an ‘A’ grade. Thirty states have ‘B’ grade, and 10 states earned a ‘C.’ Just two states (Connecticut and Rhode Island) earned an ‘F.’

The initial iteration of the report was released in September 2014. Since then, 11 states have improved coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services.

“These reports provide an important barometer for gauging how each state is performing,” stated Jonathan Linkous, CEO of the American Telemedicine Association. “The first step to ensuring that sound policy leads to better healthcare delivery is to understand where gaps in policy exist today and what to do about them.”

Click here to view the full report.

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