The 85th Texas Legislature (2017) passed Senate Bill 1107, a bill that marks a significant shift in how physicians may provide telemedicine in Texas. This document describes the new Texas legal and regulatory requirements that apply to a physician providing telemedicine medical services.
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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.
TMA created this evaluation tool to help Texas physicians with some of the criteria to consider in the selection of telemedicine vendor products.
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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).
Presented at the Texas Medical Association 2017 Fall Conference, Sept. 16, 2017, as the Philip R. Overton Annual Lectureship in Medicine and the Law.
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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