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Keynotes Announced for ATA’s 21st Annual Conference


ATA Accreditation of Online Medical Services Registration Now OpenThe ATA has some exciting news to share.

Authorities from the nation’s largest health systems, leaders of most influential medical societies and nationally recognized technology experts are included in a freshly announced list of speakers at the Annual Conference and Tradeshow of American Telemedicine Association.

The event takes place May 14-17 in Minneapolis.

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ATA Lends Support to New White House Telehealth Plan


This week, the unveiling of President Obama’s budget proposal indicated that it would enable the HHS Secretary to expand the ability of Medicare Advantage organizations to deliver medical services via telehealth, estimated to generate more than $160 million in savings over 10 years.

“ATA has been advocating for such language for many years. Although there is more to be done, this represents an important victory for telemedicine, Medicare patients and the nation’s taxpayers,” said ATA CEO Jonathan Linkous. “This policy signals a significant foot-in-the-door toward transforming the way healthcare is delivered.”

By integrating face‐to‐face care with remote access care in both rural and urban areas, this proposal will improve care coordination, provide for more timely exchanges between specialists, and facilitate beneficiary access to care in situations where traveling to provider offices would be more difficult.

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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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