Impact of Telehealth in Pennsylvania
Telehealth can be used to connect a specialist to a patient at a distance. It can be used to deliver life-saving care, as well as deliver routine care in a timely, cost-effective manner. Services delivered through telehealth can save time and money, as well as enhance health outcomes and support population health.
Telehealth can support the right care, at the right time, and in the right setting for Pennsylvanians.
Pennsylvania Telehealth Legislation
HAP supports newly introduced telehealth legislation, sponsored by Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver)—Senate Bill 1342—and Representative Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks)—House Bill 2267. These bills define the key components of telehealth, set licensing requirements, and require health insurers to provide reimbursement for those services if they pay for the same service in person.