Webinar: What’s Next for Telehealth? A State & Federal Policy Debrief

Date: September 2, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM CT


The practice and delivery of healthcare is changing with an emphasis on improving quality, safety, efficiency, and access to care. Telemedicine can help you achieve these goals! The Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center, and Arizona Department of Health Services invite you to a free webinar on the implementation and practice of telemedicine.

Learning Objectives:

  • CTeL’s Telehealth Cost Impact Research
    • Initial findings and how our research could impact public policy
  • Congress and the Administration
    • Sticking points: Reducing Health Disparities and Fraud, Waste, & Abuse
    • Trends being seen
  • National Public Health Emergency
    • Short-term extension vs permanent extension of telehealth waivers
  • 50 State Review of the Public Health Emergency (PHE) Orders
    • High level review of which states have active PHEs and which states have terminated their PHEs
    • Trends being seen


Ben Steinhafel is the Director of Policy and External Affairs at the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law (CTeL). Ben has been closely monitoring the telehealth flexibilities issued at the state and federal levels and proactively educates policymakers on the benefits of expanded telehealth and its potential to increase access to care for all Americans.

Prior to joining CTeL, Ben served in the Executive Branch at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where he oversaw the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program on the agency’s Congressional Affairs team. Ben also served in the U.S. House of Representatives as a health care advisory for Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner.