With several proposed pieces of legislation introduced in both the House and Senate, momentum appears to be growing in Congress to expand federal support for telemedicine, according to the American Telemedicine Association. 

“Such action is unprecedented in the 22 years that ATA has been working with Congress,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA.  “These actions signify how the nation is poised to embrace the use of telecommunications in the delivery of care.  This is one more step in fulfilling ATA’s mission to improve quality, access, equity and affordability of healthcare.”

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