Telehealth, Transparency Move Ahead Internally

A Home panel Monday approved a set of bills targeted at growing using “telehealth” to remotely provide medical services and also at offering greater transparency in health-care costs.

The Home Healthcare Appropriations Subcommittee unanimously passed the measures (HB 7087 and HB 1175), both backed by Repetition. Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor.

The Home and Senate in the past 2 yrs have unsuccessful to achieve agreement on the bill about telehealth, that involves using technology for doctors along with other providers to provide choose to patients remotely.

Partly, the balance allows out-of-condition health-health care providers to make use of telehealth for Florida patients when the providers register using the condition Department of Health.

Lawmakers are also thinking about transparency bills this season as Gov. Ron Scott has frequently belittled hospital costs. Partly, the home bill will need contracting for any database that will allow patients to look for details about prices and excellence of care.

Both bills will need to feel the House Health & Human Services Committee before they are able to achieve the home floor.