Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, July 13, 2016   [open pdf - 4MB]

This is the July 13, 2016 hearing on "Disrupter Series: Health Care Apps" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade of the Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the statement of E. Ray Dorsey: "Currently, we have tools and technologies that increasingly can enable anyone anywhere to receive care, participate in research, and benefit from its advances. However, policy barriers, especially antiquated state licensure laws and Medicare policies, limit their adoption and access to care. [...] Despite the promise and potential of these new technologies, policy barriers, including state licensure laws and Medicare's narrow coverage, limit adoption. In 2015, Medicare spent less than one hundredth of one percent of its budget on telehealth. Currently, Medicare pays neurologists ~$150 to see a patient with Parkinson disease in a hospital-based clinic, $80 for a visit in a community-based clinic, and $0 to see a patient remotely in her home. In essence, Medicare subsidizes institution-based care and disincents patient-centered care." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bettina Experton, Laura Ferris, E. Ray Dorsey, Diane Johnson, Nicolas P. Terry, and Matt Patterson.

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Serial Number 114-163; Serial No. 114-163
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