Do Our Laws Need to Catch Up with Telehealth?

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Virginia is a fairly proactive state as far as telemedicine is concerned we've worked with all levels of government the Virginia the Department of Health has been very supportive of the Virginia general assembly has passed legislation that has enabled tele-medicine to flourish and proliferate in our state.

But on the federal level we still face many challenges and as an example medicare will only reimburse for services provided to patients in rural areas. So in a way we're discriminating against our non rural senior citizens who could certainly benefit from use of telemedicine delivered care.