Teleneurology is a rapidly evolving practice that employs technology to improve access to neurologic care. The AAN believes physicians should be reimbursed equitably for telemedicine services and have access to a streamlined state medical licensure process.
For vascular neurologists, telestroke is a highly effective way to quickly deliver high quality stroke care, which improves the chances for patients to receive life-saving treatment. If more acute stroke patients received the recommended treatment, a clot-dissolving drug called tPA, more people would have the chance to recover with less disability. Expanding the use of telestroke would allow more people to receive this treatment.
The AAN supports:
- The Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act (H.R. 1148/S. 431) which expands Medicare reimbursement for telestroke to include urban and suburban areas.
- The adoption of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
- House FAST Act Cosponsors (H.R. 1148)
- Senate FAST Act Cosponsors (S. 431)
- AAN Board Member Brett Kissela, MD, MS, FAAN, testifies on FAST Act in Congress