Telehealth Advisory Council

A new law could soon allow out-of-state physicians to treat Florida patients remotely.

Report Charts Course To Expand Telehealth

Oct 18, 2017
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The state Telehealth Advisory Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a final report and legislative recommendations to remove barriers to the use of telehealth.

Telehealth Panel Eyes Insurance, Licensing

Oct 4, 2017
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To increase the use of telehealth in Florida, a panel is recommending that insurance companies be required to reimburse health-care providers for telehealth services and that the Legislature authorize participation in interstate “compacts” that make it easier for doctors and other providers to be licensed in a variety of states.

As a statewide panel of health care experts finalizes recommendations for a telemedicine regulatory framework in Florida, Sen. Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina Beach) is sponsoring a measure incorporating a number of their initial findings.

A new state telehealth panel met in Jacksonville Tuesday to begin studying the state of distance medicine in Florida.