Apr 9, 2024

Legislative Proposals to Support Patient Access to Telehealth Services | Apr. 10


  • Ms. Jeanette Ashlock, Patient Advocate, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Mr. Fred Riccardi, President, Medicare Rights Center
  • Dr. Lee Schwamm, MD, Volunteers, AMA; Associate Dean for Digital Strategy and Transformation, Yale School of Medicine; Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Health Officer, Yale New Haven Health System
  • Dr. Eve Cunningham, MD, MBA, Group Vice President and Chief of Virtual Care and Digital Health, Providence
  • Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, Professor of Health Care Policy and Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Hospitalist, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Legislative Proposals to be Considered:

  • H.R. 134, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to remove geographic requirements and expand originating sites for telehealth services (Reps. Vern Buchanan and Michelle Steel)
  • H.R. 1110, KEEP Telehealth Options Act of 2023 (Reps. Troy Balderson, Susie Lee, Ashley Hinson, and Joe Neguse)
  • H.R. 3432, Telemental Health Care Access Act (Rep. Doris Matsui)
  • H.R. 3875, Expanded Telehealth Access Act (Reps. Mikie Sherrill, Diana Harshbarger, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Andre Carson, David Valadao, Jennifer Kiggans, Mark Pocan, Glenn Thompson, Tracey Mann, Chellie Pingree, Salud Carbajal, Marc Veasey, Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, Susan Wild, Greg Stanton, Don Bacon, Colin Allred, and Josh Gottheimer)
  • H.R. 4189, CONNECT for Health Act of 2023 (Reps. Mike Thompson, David Schweikert, Doris Matsui)
  • H.R. 5541, Temporary Reciprocity to Ensure Access to Treatment (TREAT) Act (Reps. Robert Latta and Debbie Dingell)
  • H.R. 5611, Helping Ensure Access to Local TeleHealth (HEALTH) Act of 2023 (Reps. Glenn Thompson and Ann Kuster)
  • H.R. 6033, Supporting Patient Education And Knowledge (SPEAK) Act of 2023 (Reps. Michelle Steel, Jimmy Gomez, Juan Ciscomani, Adriano Espaillat, Tony Cardenas, Monica De La Cruz, Young Kim, Henry Cuellar, Judy Chu, Jimmy Panetta, David Valadao, Juan Vargas, Salud Carbajal, Susie Lee, and Terri Sewell)
  • H.R. 7149, Equal Access to Specialty Care Everywhere (EASE) Act of 2024 (Reps. Michelle Steel, Susie Lee, Mike Kelly, Darrin LaHood, Donald Davis, Yadira Caraveo, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Don Bacon, Monica De La Cruz, Andrea Salinas, and David Valadao)
  • H.R. 7623, The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2024 (Reps. Earl “Buddy” Carter, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gregory Steube, Terri Sewell, Miller-Meeks, Debbie Dingell, Jefferson Van Drew, and Joseph Morelle)
  • H.R. 7711, To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make permanent certain telehealth flexibilities under the Medicare program (Reps. Debbie Dingell, and Jack Bergman)
  • H.R. 7858, Telehealth Enhancement for Mental Health Act of 2024 (Reps. John James, Donald Davis, and David Schweikert)
  • H.R. 7856, The PREVENT DIABETES Act (Reps. Diana DeGette, Gus Bilirakis, and Jason Crow)
  • H.R. 7863, To require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance on furnishing behavioral health services via telehealth to individuals with limited English proficiency under Medicare program (Reps. Michelle Steel, Gus Bilirakis and Susie Lee)
  • H.R., Hospital Inpatient Services Modernization Act (Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Earl Blumenauer)

*The opinions expressed by the hosts and guests in this show are not necessarily the views of Children’s Health Defense.

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