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Changes to telemedicine practice rules are underway in Arkansas. A recent article in The National Law Review reported on this development. Click HERE to read the article.
Exciting developments this month in the AR/MS/TN region include the passage of additional allowable fees for Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHC). Take a look at what is approved, pending, and denied. Approved Legislation State Bill # Status Summary Arkansas HB 1076 4/2/15: Enacted. This bill would prohibit the use [...]
The following is a list of legislative activities for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS and TN). A special thanks goes to the Center for Connected Health policy for providing this information. You may visit their webpage by clicking the following link: http://telehealthpolicy.us/laws/pending/state Pending legislation and regulation webpage Approved Legislation State Bill [...]
At the South Central Telehealth Resource Center, we are thrilled to introduce a new staff member, Kimberly McKee. Our new go-getter has degrees in English, Writing and Mass Communications. She has a Master of Science in Instructional Technologies with an Emphasis in Distance Education, and several hours in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. [...]
Telehealth-related legislative update for Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee region.
The following is a list of legislative activities for telehealth and telemedicine within the South Central region (AR, MS and TN). A special thanks goes to the Center for Connected Health policy for providing this information.
Understanding the legislative and regulatory landscape within Telehealth is somewhat complex. Technology has consistently outpaced our ability to write legislation to support and protect people. The Center for Telehealth and E-Law is the primary organization that monitors, advocates, and supports development of health technology from the regulatory perspective. The fall CTeL symposium will be in [...]
Arkansas Governor Hutchinson signed the Arkansas Telemedicine Law, Arkansas Act 887 to encourage the use of telemedicine and authorize reimbursement and regulation of services provided through telemedicine. The new law goes into effect immediately; however, the parity provisions (Subchapter 16 of Arkansas Act 887) do not go into effect until on and after July 1, [...]
As the SCTRC works to compile the key pieces and implications of the new law, those of you who are American Telemedicine Association members can log into the HUB site and read their fact sheet. http://www.americantelemed.org/news-landing/2015/04/08/arkansas-lawmakers-pass-telemedicine-payment-bill#.VSWIVpOVkb8.