How well do you understand Texas’ laws and regulations relating to telemedicine? This document describes the new Texas legal and regulatory requirements that apply to a physician providing telemedicine medical services.
This white paper was updated in August 2019.
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Telemedicine can provide patients with considerable convenience and satisfaction, but challenges still exist with insurance payments and bottom-line value for individual physicians. That’s what physicians who have successfully integrated telemedicine into their practices told fellow doctors during Saturday’s Dawn Duster presentation at the 2019 Texas Medical Association Fall Conference.
A growing number of physicians are embracing telemedicine.
Because most physicians still have no first-hand experience with it, they have many questions about how it will help them and their patients.
Telemedicine has the opportunity to transform a physician’s practice. As the service becomes more readily available through health plans and employers, patients are expecting more from their own physician. It makes sense for a patient to have the choice to see their own doctor for continuity of care and comfort in times of illness and uncertainly.
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Telemedicine is rapidly evolving, and the number of physicians who use it continues to grow.
Whether you use telemedicine every day in your practice or you’re just starting to consider how it might benefit your patients, you probably have plenty of questions and concerns about using it effectively and within compliance.
That’s why the Texas Medical Association formed a task force that will help TMA serve physicians who want to integrate telemedicine into their practice.
Presented at the Texas Medical Association 2017 Fall Conference, Sept. 16, 2017, as the Philip R. Overton Annual Lectureship in Medicine and the Law.
It’s time for Texas to hit the accelerator on fostering more telemedicine use in Medicaid, the Texas Medical Association and several other organizations are telling the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).
Texas’ new telemedicine law and applicable rules have created new opportunities for physicians to care for patients outside the traditional office visit. Here are answers to three basic questions you might have. (Remember: When treating Medicare patients via telemedicine, follow Medicare rules.)
TMA, AMA: TMB Has Authority to Set Telemedicine Rules (Action, Aug. 1, 2016)
Seeking Invalidation: Telemedicine Company's Suit Claims TMB Rules Are Not Immune From Antitrust Challenge (Texas Medicine, April 2016)
Teladoc's Antitrust Suit Against TMB Moves Forward (Action, Jan. 5, 2016)
Federal Judge Sides with Teladoc, Blocks TMB Telemedicine Rule (Action, June 15, 2015)
TMB Resource Helps Clarify New Telemedicine Rules (Action, June 1, 2015)
TMB Rules: Telemedicine Requires In-Person Exam First (Action, April 15, 2015)
Medical Board Wages War Over Telephone Treatment (Texas Medicine, April 2015)
Court Blocks TMB's Emergency Telemedicine Rules (Action, Feb. 2, 2015)
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