IIA Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher recently had an op-ed published by Bloomberg Law on the need to permanently ease medicare and state telemedicine restrictions even after the coronavirus pandemic. An excerpt:

The coronavirus pandemic has vaulted the once-niche field of telemedicine to the front line of medical care. Demand for telemedicine services has soared, and providers of the service are struggling to keep up.

Until this year, a range of strict regulatory requirements prevented its broad use. Now, with these restrictions lifted, millions of people are trying telemedicine for the first time, doctors are finding that they can see more patients and do so more profitably, and countless Covid-19 infections have been avoided as patients receive care without going to an emergency room or a crowded clinic where they will expose themselves or others to illness.

Read the full piece at Bloomberg Law.

Originally published at Bloomberg Law