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As part of Arizona Medical Association’s ongoing effort to bring you the latest on legislative issues, they’re asking for your help. As you know, the telehealth omnibus bill passed this year by the legislature, HB2454, created the Telehealth Advisory Committee, which will continue to review telehealth policy and reimbursement and provide recommendations to the governor and the Legislature. Two ArMA Board members sit on this committee, and ArMA needs information from you to help them provide a comprehensive report to the committee.
One of the committee’s first issues is reimbursement for audio-only telehealth. ArMA has created a survey to get feedback on telehealth and reimbursement. This will help provide recommendations and influence ongoing policy changes. The committee must produce a report on audio-only telehealth by December 2021, and a report on audio-visual services by June 2022. Please complete the survey as soon as possible, especially the audio-only questions, so your perspective can inform the conversation. Any input you provide will influence the report on audio-only telehealth since the turnaround is very short.
ArMA also welcomes and needs any other feedback regarding your experiences with telehealth. If you have any comments to make or wish to elaborate on any of the issues raised by the survey, please e-mail it directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.