Friday, September 12, 2014

Who Should Regulate Telemedicine, and How?

The practice of medicine is regulated by the states. For many years, advocates of telemedicine have pointed to inconsistencies in how medical licensing boards recognize out-of-state physicians as a limit to telemedicine. In 2012, health economist Jason Shafrin reviewed literature, which indicates that requiring a doctor to be physically present with a patient to prescribe reduces access and harms patients.

The situation is coming to a head.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Health Policy Blog.

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