Furthering Access To Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act
Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act
Rep. Morgan Griffith
Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH) today announced that they have reintroduced the Furthering Access to Stroke Telemedicine (FAST) Act. This bill expands access to stroke telemedicine (also called “telestroke”) treatment in Medicare, and has earned the support of the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Neurology.
Congressman Griffith said, “At a 2001 event, my then-colleague Virginia Delegate Bob Bloxom suddenly began having a significant stroke. Two doctor-delegates, John O’Bannon and George Broman, promptly rushed to his aid. Dr. O’Bannon, a neurologist, phoned for an ambulance, and informed the paramedics of …