Greetings from the historic and notorious Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. The American Telemedicine Association is holding its annual telehealth policy conference. Federal and State elected official have spoken with the audience about current and future challenges in telehealth policy and legislation. There have been fascinating discussions about telehealth and Medicaid/Medicare as well as private insurance plans. As this blog has noted many times, the private sector is driving innovation in telehealth and the companies attending this conference are leading the way.
In their third decade of existence, the ATA is the preeminent voice in telehealth. The American Teledentistry Association has supported the ATDA as an institutional member for the past several years. Their policy work has given the ATDA a template for action in teledentistry. Check out: www.americantelemed.org