Lacktman Comments on VA Proposal to Loosen Telehealth Restrictions

29 September 2017 Modern Healthcare News
Partner Nathaniel Lacktman was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article, “VA looks to ease telehealth regulations,” about a Veterans Affairs Department proposal that would allow VA providers to conduct telehealth visits with VA patients across state lines.

Currently, VA telehealth is limited by state restrictions on a doctor’s ability to see patients outside the state in which the doctor is licensed to practice.

Lacktman said the proposal, while limited to VA providers and VA patients, could be the first step towards a national medical practice licensing concept. “Overall, I predict providers will look upon this new rule favorably,” he said.

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