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Pennsylvania Bill Would Force Insurers to Cover Telemedicine

Pennsylvania lawmakers are now considering a bill to define what constitutes telemedicine in the state, and that directs insurers to cover the use of telehealth technology for treatment...
August 31, 2016

PA Legislator

Pennsylvania lawmakers are now considering a bill to define what constitutes telemedicine in the state, and that directs insurers to cover the use of telehealth technology for treatment. State Sen. Elder Vogel (R) has introduced S.B. 1342. If passed, it would add the first standards surrounding telemedicine techniques, like video conferencing for consultations, into the state’s statutes.

“Telemedicine is a significant and rapidly growing component of health care,” Elder wrote in a memo soliciting support for the bill. “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.”

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