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ATA Support Behind New Legislative Efforts for Telemedicine


ATA Launches Online Telemental Health CourseThe CONNECT For Health Act has another powerful ally in its corner today.

Earlier this week, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.) introduced the Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act, a bipartisan bill that would “expand telehealth services through Medicare, improve care outcomes, facilitate patients’ ability to connect with their doctors, and implement cost-effective solutions for patients and providers.”

According to the ATA, U.S. Representatives Diane Black (R-Tenn.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.
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ATA Touts Support for New Accountable Care Organization Model


ATA Launches Online Telemental Health CourseIn a media announcement shared with MHW on Monday, The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) announced its support and recognition of the launch of the new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new accountable care organization (ACO) model.

The new model, called the Next Generation ACO Model (NGACO Model), is comprised of twenty-one ACOs with significant experience coordinating care for populations of patients through initiatives, including, but not limited to, the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer ACO Model.

“Today is an important day for Medicare beneficiaries getting access to value-based telehealth care,” said Gary Capistrant, Chief Policy Officer of ATA. “We think all Medicare ACOs should be able to use telehealth to provide the Medicare range of coverage, and we hope that Congress and CMS will explore allowing more use of innovation to serve better Medicare beneficiaries.”
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The Doctor Will See You Now: ATA Accredits Avera Health for Online Patient Consultations


The Doctor Will See You Now ATA Accredits Avera Health for Online Patient ConsultationsOn Wednesday, The American Telemedicine Association awarded Accreditation for Online Patient Consultations to Avera Health.

According to the ATA, Avera Health is a regional partnership of health professionals who share support services to maintain care at 300 locations.

In its eleven months of operation, over 350 organizations have registered for the ATA program.
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ATA Supporting Second China International Telemedicine Summit


ATA Supporting Second China International Telemedicine SummitSignaling the rapid world-wide growth of telemedicine, the American Telemedicine Association announced Thursday that it will co-host the Second China International Telemedicine Summit at the Beijing Capital Hotel in China (Oct. 31- Nov 1, 2015).

So what’s on tap for the occasion? According to a news release to the media from the ATA, thought leaders, companies, and leading institutions are expected to attend this years telemedicine conference.
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American Telemedicine Association Accredits Upstate Concierge Medicine


American Telemedicine Association Accredits Upstate Concierge MedicineAhead of the weekend The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) awarded its fifth Accreditation for Online Patient Consultations to Upstate Concierge Medicine, a New York State practice “providing a blend of concierge and telemedicine services. In its nine months of operation, over 350 organizations have registered for the ATA program.”

“The 1.25 million patients expected to receive online consultations this year need to know what services are following the proper guidelines and standards of care,” said Jonathan Linkous, CEO of ATA. “The continual entrance of new players to the game means determining what new services are clinically appropriate for telemedicine.”
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ATA Appoints New Industry Council Chair


PrintThe American Telemedicine Association (ATA) recently announced their New Industry Council Chair—Dr. Amnon Gavish, Sc.D.

Gavish has been active with the ATA for six years, and served as a member of the Industry Council Committee for 3 years. He is also Vidyo’s Senior Vice President of Vertical Solutions.

“It is an honor to be a part of such an esteemed organization that drives thought leadership, affords resources and advocacy for telemedicine thus providing patients wider access to affordable quality care,” said Gavish. “Vidyo is privileged to be such an integral part of the telemedicine movement by delivering the best visual communications platform on the market to healthcare providers. We are proud to be making a difference for patients and physicians alike.”

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American Telemedicine Association Announces New Board Members—Including A New President


PrintThe American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has been working diligently in the telemedicine industry since it was founded in 1993. Through it all, the organization’s goal has remained to improve quality, access, and affordability of healthcare around the globe.

To that end, the ATA recently appointed several new board members, including their new President of the Board of Directors—Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, M.D. Dr. Tuckson’s accomplishments included being named one of the most 50 most influential physician executives in the nation, as well as one of the top 25 minority executives in healthcare. Dr. Tuckson is coming directly from his position as a Managing Director of Tuckson Health Connections.

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