Guthrie Medical Group executive David Hall speaks before the House Professional Licensure Committee, advocating for proposed Senate Bill 780, which would regulate telemedicine and require insurers to cover it.  Brett Sholtis/Transforming Health

Telemedicine bill draws support from providers, concern from insurers

By Brett Sholtis

Patients talking with a physician by video chat, phone call or instant message is the future, one doctor said. An insurance industry representative cautioned that the proposed bill treats all providers the same, and that could drive up costs for insurers.

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