10:15-12:00 TOPIC #1: Challenges in Telehealth

Panel Moderator: Spero M. Manson, University of Colorado Denver

Overview of Common Challenges
Jonathan Linkous, American Telemedicine Association

Gary Capistrant, American Telemedicine Association

Federal Communications Commission Rural Health Care Support Programs
Dale C. Alverson, University of New Mexico

Misalignment in the Definition of “Rural”
Steve Hirsch, HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy

Q&A with Audience

12:00-1:00 LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:30 TOPIC #2: Telehealth and Payment

Panel Moderator: Thomas S. Nesbitt, University of California, Davis, Health System

Rural Medicare Payment
Jeff Stensland, MedPAC

Challenges to the Traditional Payment Models
Karen E. Edison, University of Missouri Health System

Private Pay
Manish N. Oza, Wellpoint Comprehensive Health Solutions

New Models for Payment
Linda Magno, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Q&A with Audience

2:30-3:00 BREAK

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