Episode 32: How upcoming laws and policies will impact the future of virtual care with American Telemedicine Association VP Kyle Zebley

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What you’ll get out of this episode

Carrie talks with American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Vice President of Public Policy Kyle Zebley about how upcoming laws and policies will impact the future of virtual care.

Listen to Discover:

  • What the significance of the new bill, H.R. 4040, that was recently passed by the US House of Representatives, is and its chances of being signed into law
  • What this new bill left out with respect to priorities within the telehealth stakeholder community
  • How the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule could shape virtual care in 2023
  • What kind of movement we’re seeing in all 50 states around telehealth and virtual care policy

About Our Guest

Kyle Zebley is Vice President of Public Policy at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) and Executive Director of ATA Action. He is working with and on behalf of ATA and ATA Action members and like-minded organizations to eliminate barriers to the expansion of telehealth and ensure patients, providers, and payers can realize the benefits of virtual care.

Previously, Kyle was the Chief of Staff in the Office of Global Affairs (OGA) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He collaborated with senior leadership from HHS, the White House and other cabinet departments to develop, advise, and promote U.S. global health policy, including in such policy areas as drug pricing, medical devices, global health security, and non-communicable diseases. Prior to HHS, he worked in Congress as a Legislative Director, leading a legislative team in developing policy and drafting legislation, particularly on matters concerning the House Committee on Ways and Means, the House Committee on the Budget and the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Kyle started his career in Washington, D.C. as a Research Assistant at Public Opinion Strategies, where he worked on campaign strategies for clients running for U.S. President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, state governor and state legislatures. Kyle is a sought-after policy expert and is frequently quoted in major media coverage on the topic of telehealth, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Kaiser Health News, Modern Healthcare, NPR, and Roll Call. In January 2022, Kyle was named by Politico as one of the “Four Washington players poised to shape digital health in 2022”.

About the American Telemedicine Association
As the only organization completely focused on advancing telehealth, the ATA is committed to ensuring that everyone has access to safe, affordable, and appropriate care when and where they need it, enabling the system to do more good for more people.

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