Insurer Mandates Key To E-Health Revolution, Experts Say

Law360, New York (March 5, 2013, 7:04 PM EST) -- Lawmakers across the country are pushing bills that would require insurers, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for teleconferenced doctor visits, remote tracking of vital signs and other next-generation health care technologies, potentially ushering in a sea change in how medicine is practiced.

In the past three months, legislation has been introduced in at least 19 states and the District of Columbia that would require insurers or Medicaid to foot the bill for telecommunications care, which has long been trumpeted as the wave of the future but...
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