2016 Year in Review: FTC and DOJ Support Telehealth to Increase Competition, Quality and Access in Health Care

Overview


Ashley Fischer, Lisa Mazur, Ryan Marcus, Marshall Jackson and Shelby Buettner wrote this bylined article on the Federal Trade Commission’s and Department of Justice’s 2016 encouragement of telehealth adoption and use. “The federal antitrust enforcement agencies have been consistent in their position on telehealth across both Republican and Democratic presidencies, and it is unlikely that a shift in policy or approach will change in 2017,” the authors predicted.