Telehealth Promotion Act of 2012

By Jonah Comstock 01:26 pm March 21, 2013
Senator John Thune (R-SD) Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have reintroduced the Fostering Independence Through Technology (FITT) Act (S 596), a telemedicine bill that has now been introduced five times since 2005, to the Senate. The FITT Act would require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to launch a remote monitoring pilot with home health agencies for...
By Jonah Comstock 12:35 pm January 4, 2013
On December 30th, at the very end of the 112th Congress, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Cali.) introduced a comprehensive bill to improve Medicare and Medicaid coverage of telehealth. This isn't new territory for Thompson; he introduced some major telehealth legislation as a California State Senator in the 1990s. The latest bill's definition of "telehealth" covers various health services delivered...