Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly noted that the American Medical Association opposed the rule. The post has been updated to include the AMA’s full statement expressing support for proposed rule. [October 10, 2017]

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) is taking a significant step towards expanding needed services to Veterans by proposing a rule to preempt state restrictions on telehealth.

Most states currently restrict providers (including VA employees) from treating patients that are located in that state if the provider is not licensed there. As a result, the VA has had difficulty getting a sufficient number of providers to furnish services via telemedicine for fear that they will face discipline from those states for the unlicensed practice of medicine. Continue Reading Department of Veterans Affairs Aims to Trump State Telemedicine Rules

ML Strategies has posted its weekly Health Care Update.  This publication provides timely information on implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Congressional initiatives affecting the health care industry, and federal and state health regulatory developments.

Following a week of conflicting court cases on the future of tax subsidies in Federally-run health care exchanges, HRSA’s release of their “interpretive” 340B rule, and continued activity in Congress around the development and delivery of innovative therapies, this week started off with a major breakthrough in efforts to reform Veterans health care.

Click here to read this week’s Health Care Update.