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.”