1. Michigan Teledentistry At Risk

     The Michigan Board of Dentistry is considering a rule change which alters the definition of “patient of record” to require patients be examined “in-person” before any care can be rendered. This arbitrary requirement has no clinical basis and adds costs and barriers for Michigan patients – especially the more than 1.7 million residents living in areas with dentist shortages. 

  2. ATA and ATDA Teledentistry Guiding Principles

    The American Telemedicine Association and the American TeleDentistry Association worked in collaboration to create these guiding principles for state legislators and other lawmakers to use as a resource when implementing teledentistry policies.

  3. ATA Edge 2021: Telehealth Policy is Critical

    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…

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