The 2021 National Telehealth Champion Award was presented to U.S. Senator Tim Scott during the 9th Annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina held virtually in November.
U.S. Sen. Scott is known for his work in pushing for big changes to the telehealth coverage policy such as the Telehealth Modernization Act, the Connect Health Act and the Prevent Diabetes Act.
"As Ranking Member on the Senate Aging Committee, I know how important telehealth is to our nation’s seniors,” said Senator Scott in a news release. “Telehealth has been a godsend for millions of Americans receiving health care services during the pandemic, while ensuring the spread of the virus stays at a minimum. Updating our laws to solve today’s challenges through commonsense and practical approaches will ensure more access to health care and a safer aging population."