Can New VA Policy Drive Telemedicine Adoption?

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently proposed a new policy that could provide a roadmap to increase telemedicine adoption should it be implemented across the healthcare community. According to an article in InformationWeek, the VA is looking to eliminate copayments for veterans that utilize telemedicine for doctor’s visits.

The policy is designed to drive more veterans to utilize the VA’s extensive video telemedicine services. And it could have the same effect for the rest of the healthcare community. Read the full article at http://feduc.us/?p=802.

What are your thoughts? Are copays the roadblock to telemedicine adoption? Would you be more inclined to use telehealth if copays were eliminated?

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