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CA Telehealth Model Statute Report Feb 2011

CA Telehealth Model Statute Report Feb 2011

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California Center for Connected Health Policy Telehealth Model Statute
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Advancing Caliornia’sLeadership inTelehealth Policy
A Telehealth Model Statute & Other Policy Recommendations
 Health Policy
Center for
A Report byThe Center or Connected Health Policy
February 2011
Advancing Caliornia’s Leadership in Telehealth PolicyCenter or Connected Health Policy
Authors o this report are Bonnie Preston, MSPH, a sub-contractor to Powers & Associates; Patricia E. Powers,MPA, President, Powers & Associates, and Interim CCHPCEO, who acilitated the Telehealth Model Statute WorkGroup; and Mei Wa Kwong, JD, Policy Associate, CCHP.CCHP internal reviewers include Kathy J. Chorba, ProgramDirector, CCHP Specialty Care Saety Net Initiative; MarioGutierrez, MPH, Policy Associate, CCHP; Thomas S.Nesbitt, MD, MPH, CCHP Executive Director and AssociateVice Chancellor, University o Caliornia, Davis; StephenRobitaille, CCHP Communications Manager, who editedthe report; and Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW, CCHP CEO.Maureen Corcoran, JD, Sheppard Mullin, authored thelegislative language or the Telehealth Model Statute. Specialthanks to Work Group member Anna Orlowski, JD, orreviewing the legal language.External reviewers o the report include all members o theTelehealth Model Statute Work Group. The authors wish toexpress gratitude or the time, dedication, and thoughtulinput that the members provided to shape this report, and toSandra Shewry or her leadership as Chair.Participation in the Work Group and review o this reportdoes not imply endorsement o specic recommendations orthe Telehealth Model Statute on the part o any individual orhis/her organization.Additional reviewers include Speranza Avram, MPA, Execu-tive Director, CalHIPSO; Steve Barrow, Policy Director,Caliornia State Rural Health Association; Andie Martinez,MPP, Assistant Director o Policy, Caliornia Primary CareAssociation; and Peggy Wheeler, MPH, Vice President, RuralHealthcare and Governance, Caliornia Hospital Association.Appreciation is also extended to CCHP student internsCzarina Behrends and Travis Myers, or their research andadministrative support, and Deborah Kelch, MPPA, Presi-dent, Kelch Associates Consulting, or assistance with generalpayment recommendations.Funding or this eort was provided by The CaliorniaEndowment,
. Many thanks to RobertPhillips, Program Ocer, or his support throughout thiseort.
Health Policy
Center for
About CCHP
Established in 2008 by the Caliornia HealthCareFoundation, the Center or Connected Health Policy(CCHP) is a non-prot planning and strategy organizationworking to remove policy barriers that prevent theintegration o telehealth technologies into Caliornia’shealth care system. CCHP conducts objective policyanalysis and research, develops non-partisan policyrecommendations, and manages innovative telehealthdemonstration projects.
A Telehealth Model Statute & Other Policy Recommendations
 February 2011Center or Connected Health Policy
Sandra Shewry, MPH, MSW
Work Group Chair, CEO 
Center or Connected Health Policy 
Wade Aubry, MD
Associate Clinical Proessor o Medicine at UCSF and Core Faculty 
Philip R. Lee Institute or Health Policy Studies, UCSF
Ann Boynton
Former Managing Director 
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Carolyn Carter
Business Development Manager 
Wellpoint Inc. Anthem Blue Cross
Frances Dare, MBA
Director, Healthcare Practice & Health Policy 
Catherine Dower, JD
Associate Director, Research
UCSF Center or the Health Proessions
Earl W. Ferguson, MD, PhD
Director, Telemedicine Outreach & Rural Health Care Development 
Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
Paul Glassman DDS, MA, MBA
Proessor o Dental Practice Director o Community Oral Health
University o the Pacic
Jim Grigsby, PhD
Proessor, Department o Medicine, School o Medicine Divisiono Health Care Policy & Research, and Division o Geriatrics Proessor, Department o Psychology 
University o Colorado Medical Center
William Henning, DO
Chie Medical Ocer 
Inland Empire Health Plan
Molly Joel Coye, MD, MPH
Chie Innovation Ocer 
University o Caliornia, Los Angeles Health Systems
Barb Johnston, MSN
President o Telemedicine & Health IT 
Millenium Real Estate Services
Jenny Kattlove, MSSA
Director, Strategic Health Initiatives 
The Children’s Partnership
Neal Kohatsu, MD, MPH
Chie, Medi-Cal Policy Section, Medical Advisor 
Caliornia Department o Health Care Services
Sharon Levine, MD
Associate Executive Director 
The Permanente Medical Group, Inc.
Alexander Li, M.D.
Medical Director, Medical Management 
L.A. Care Health Plan
Christine Martin, MBA, PMP
Executive Director 
Arnold Milstein, MD, MPH
Proessor o Medicine 
Stanord University 
Sandra Naylor-Goodwin, PhD, MSW
Caliornia Institute or Mental Health
Thomas S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Center or Connected Health Policy and Associate Vice Chancellor 
University o Caliornia, Davis
Anna Orlowski, JD
Health Systems Counsel, Legal Aairs 
UC Davis Health System
Dena Puskin, ScD
Sr. Advisor, Health Inormation Technology & Telehealth Policy 
Health Resources and Services Administration
Mark Savage
Sr. Attorney 
Consumers Union o United States, Inc.
Herrmann Spetzler, MA
Open Door Community Health Centers
Joyce White, RN
CME Coordinator, Telemedicine Site Coordinator,Nurse Case Manager 
Oroville HospitalParticipation in the Work Group does not imply endorsement o specic recommendations or the TelehealthModel Statute by any individual and/or organization.
Center or Connected Health Policy
CCHP Telehealth Model Statute Work Group

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