Telemedicine to reduce Medicaid travel costs

Sen. Pete Kelly’s Medicaid reform bill would remove some of the hurdles created by the state’s existing medical laws just in time to take advantage of the state’s growing telemedicine infrastructure.

Kelly said in a March 21 House Finance Committee hearing that one Medicaid reform in his Senate Bill 74 that passed unanimously on March 18 — telemedicine, or telehealth, expansion — is a way of keeping up with the times to reach the best fiscal output for the state.

Alaska Journal of Commerce