The ACA, in Sec. 5101, provides for a new national healthcare workforce to enter the mainstream healthcare delivery system. They are identified as licensed complementary and alternative medicine providers (CAM) and integrative health practitioners. One of the areas where this workforce is included to practice is Community Health Centers.
The intent of the law was to level the playing field. The big idea is to incorporate those integrative therapeutic disciplines that are s
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), a national non-profit representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the U.S. and territories, issued a long-awaited statement on 9/5/14 upon completion of the drafting process for model legislation to create an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact that would speed the process of issuing licenses for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states. According to the press release, the interstate medical licensure compact
Which telemedicine bills are likely to gain traction this fall is the ubiquitous question among lobbyists and telehealth advocate groups such as the Integrative Telehealth Alliance and the Integrative Healthcare Policy Consortium. Telemedicine/telehealth is a niche issue in the healthcare politico arena that is garnering enthusiasm by lobbying groups such as the recently formed Alliance for Connected Care. The leadership here are veterans of the industry, Former Majority Lead
Sen. Shirley Turner (D-15) joined the Northeast region trendsetting for access to telemedicine/telehealth. Sen. Turner introduced bills , S2337 and S 2338, permitting coverage for private insurance, Medicaid and State employee health plans. These bills would prohibit health insurance plans from requiring in-person contact before a telemedicine encounter as a condition of payment. New Jersey Medicaid’s decision to cover telehealth services in 2013 was the first of its kind in