Virtual or telehealth visits are solving many challenges, and telehealth use has massively accelerated in the wake of COVID-19. Consumer adoption in the US has skyrocketed from 11% of consumers in 2019 to 46% today.
The Montana House Human Services Committee, upon the urging of ATDA and other stakeholders, voted to “table” (i.e. dismiss) House Bill 343 last week. This legislation would have significantly limited access to care and would have been detrimental to the practice of teledentistry in the state. The bill included: An unconstitutional residency requirement which forbid a provider from practicing in Montana – regardless of licensure – unless they lived in the state;…