On Jan. 14, 2021, the AMA held a webinar in the AMA STEPS Forward™ series: "Telehealth policy & coverage: What you need to know for 2021."
Telehealth was thrust onto the main stage in 2020 as a way to keep people safe while still receiving care amidst the pandemic. Telehealth continues to cement its place in care delivery now and into the future. The AMA has been instrumental in advocating for telehealth policies and coverage that support the long-term, sustainable use of telehealth as an option for physicians and patients.
Learn the latest developments and updates on policy and coverage at the federal and state level to ensure your practice is prepared to successfully leverage telehealth in 2021.
Kimberly Horvath, JD, senior legislative attorney, Advocacy Resource Center, American Medical Association Kimberly Horvath, JD, leads multifaceted advocacy campaigns across the 50 states on top level health care issues, including scope of practice, medical liability reform, physician-led team based care, physician licensure, workforce, telemedicine and truth in advertising. Horvath works in strong collaboration with the 50 state medical associations and national medical specialty associations across the country to help shape and inform state laws, regulations and policies in support of patients and physicians. She has advocated before national policy making organizations, state legislatures and state regulators.
Sandy Marks, senior assistant director of federal affairs, American Medical Association Sandy Marks is part of the AMA team advocating for needed federal policy changes to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic. She is also responsible for advocating AMA positions on Medicare physician payment policy, with a particular focus on alternative payment models, and played a key role in the AMA’s successful campaign to eliminate the sustainable growth rate formula. She contributed to the AMA’s joint paper with the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform, “A guide to physician-focused alternative payment models,” and organized AMA workshops on alternative payment models. She also handles federal advocacy on efforts to combat the opioid epidemic and other public policy issues, as well as liaison with federal agencies.