Business Group Urges Flexibility as Colorado Medical Board Considers Telehealth Policies

The ERISA Industry Committee comments as Board nears new policy impacting workers

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC – The business group representing the employee benefits interests of large employers is today urging the Colorado Medical Board (CMB) staff to adopt favorable standards as it moves to enact new telehealth policies.

The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), the only national trade association advocating solely for the employee benefit and compensation interests of America’s largest employers in the U.S., petitioned the CMB’s staff.

In a letter to CMB’s Program Director, ERIC recommends the Board adopt regulations that take into account a wide variety of technological solutions, minimize additional requirements on providers, allow enough flexibility so that patients can access medical services without having to visit specific locations, and make rules patient-centric, giving patients expanded access to care through telehealth visits and remote monitoring of their health conditions.

“For patients from the Western Slope to the underserved neighborhoods in Denver, we believe telehealth offers great promise expanding access to care and treatment.  We urge the Colorado Medical Board staff to avoid restrictive barriers to quality care for all patients,” says Annette Guarisco Fildes, president and CEO of ERIC.

She adds that, “telehealth provides flexibility so that working families can more easily attend to their important medical needs, or those of a loved one, while also minimizing time spent away from work.”

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All media inquiries to The ERISA Industry Committee should be directed to:

Kelly Broadway, 202.627.1918, kbroadway@eric.org

About the ERISA Industry Committee
ERIC helps America’s largest employers stay ahead of employee benefit policy. ERIC member companies are leaders in every sector of the economy, and we represent them in their capacity as sponsors of employee benefit plans for their own workforce. Only ERIC provides the combination of intel, expertise, collaboration, and lobbying that exclusively serves the interests of large employers who provide health, retirement, and compensation benefits to their nationwide workforce.