1. Teledentistry Advances in Ohio: Sub. H.B. No. 679

    After long negotiations with the Ohio Dental Association, HB 679 was amended and passed the Ohio House of Representatives. The bill had originally excluded dentistry and required an in-person visit before using telehealth. The Ohio Senate convenes in September 2020 and will take up this bill.

  2. Wired Magazine: An Evidence-Based Opinion on the In-Person Annual Physical

    “In 2019, the Cochrane Collaboration, an international group of medical researchers who systematically evaluate the world’s biomedical research, took up the topic of routine, general health checkups. Reviewing 17 studies that followed a combined 251,000 people for a median of nine years, they came to the unequivocal conclusion that routine health checkups and their accompanying physical exams had virtually no impact on overall health or longevity.” Dr. Eric Snoey

  3. Bloomberg Law Article: Telemedicine Rules Should Be Permanently Eased

    In an experience-based essay, Hon. Rick Boucher discusses how Medicare and state telemedicine restrictions have been eased during the coronavirus pandemic, and why these changes need to be made permanent. The most striking change during COVID-19 that organized dentistry must accept is that the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare services has announced that it will not enforce any requirement that the physician using telemedicine have a previous relationship with the patient. Accordingly,…

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