TQ TeleConnection- December 2018

New Tennessee Law Opens Up Telemedicine Across State Lines

A small change in Tennessee law could open up much broader opportunities for telemedicine in the state. Starting Jan. 1, Tennessee doctors will have a simpler way to practice elsewhere, and out-of-state doctors will get the same treatment here.

One of the big hangups to the promise of doctors treating patients remotely is that they still have to be licensed in the patient's state. That takes a prohibitive amount of paperwork, doctors say, which has limited the growth of telemedicine.

Nashville Public Radio (12/24/18)

Blake Farmer