Change in Wyoming Licensing Laws Encourage Use of
Telemedicine to Fill Coverage Gaps
Changes in Wyoming's medical licensure requirements
encourage outside physicians to provide care where it
is needed via telemedicine. Despite record numbers of
physicians obtaining licenses to practice medicine in
Wyoming, only 27 percent of those licensed since 2005
practice full-time in the state. According to the president
of the Wyoming Board of Medicine, James Anderson, MD,
this disparity is due to an increase in providers "who
practice telemedicine and otherwise may never set foot
in the state, or who want to help a Wyoming hospital
cover a short-term physician coverage. "
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