Maryland Governor Signs Telemedicine Legislation
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley signs the telemedicine bill into law
On May 22, Maryland Governor O'Malley signed legislation making Maryland the 13th State to require insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and HMOs to provide coverage for health care services delivered through telemedicine. Nelson Mullins Partner, Alexis Gilroy, a regular speaker on the topic of telemedicine and advisor to various telehealth related companies and providers, assisted with these recent legislative efforts in Maryland. You can view the legislation and related information at http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/HB1149.htm (for HB 1149) and http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/SB0781.htm (for SB 781).
Nelson Mullins attorneys have experience addressing a variety of telemedicine, Healthcare IT, and related healthcare topics and issues. For information on how we can help, please contact Alexis Gilroy (202.712.2893) or one of the other members of the Nelson Mullins Healthcare Practice.
Some Supporters of the Telemedicine Legislation
Front row (R to L)--HIMSS Representative; Gary Capistrant, American Telemedicine Association; Molly Reyna, Children's National Medical Center; Jennifer Witten, American Heart and Stroke Association; Mary Fuska, Children's National Medical Center; Alexis Gilroy, Nelson Mullins; Back row (R to L)--Representative from InTouch Health; Dr. Neal Reynolds, University of Maryland School of Medicine; and John Kornak, University of Maryland Medical Center.
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