Giving Telehealth a Seat at the Legislative Table

January 18, 2022

This episode of Vital Insights was recorded as part of our special EDGE 2021 coverage in Washington, DC., as we sat down with thought leaders who are trying to change the way we care for patients through technology solutions, with a particular bent on how we can do that legislatively, at federal and state levels.

According to a new report from Presidents Lane Consulting, in partnership with three think tanks Reason Foundation, Pioneer Institute, and Cicero Institute, millions of Americans tried telehealth for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic. To support that use during the public health crisis, federal officials made changes to Medicare and governors advanced health access with flexible waivers. But… what happens when the public health crisis is over?

The new report and accompanying toolkit, Rating the States on Telehealth Best Practices: A Toolkit for a Pro-Patient and Provider Landscape, aim to help state policymakers implement best practices for ensuring that providers and patients can fully realize the benefits of using telehealth services in perpetuity. 

Josh Archambault, Founder of Presidents Lane Consulting, joined Vital Insights to talk about it.

Listen to the full discussion now on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify or Libsyn.

About Josh Archambault

Josh is President of Presidents Lane Consulting. His past work experience has ranged from work as a Senior Legislative Aide to a governor, Legislative Director for a state senator, to years working for think tanks operating in complex and highly political waters in thirty-five states, and in D.C. Josh has become a trusted adviser to Governors, state legislators, senior staff at the White House, and executive branch leadership as they navigate the policy issue of the decade. Josh’s health care policy work has been covered in outlets including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, Fox News, NPR, MSNBC, Money Magazine, and National Review Online. He is also a regular contributor to the influential blog, The Apothecary. Josh holds a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in political studies and economics from Gordon College.