Telemedicine and virtual care have quickly become important tools in caring for your patients while keeping yourself and your staff safe as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves. It is a shame that a crisis like the Coronavirus is what it took to make telemedicine mainstream for most of the medical profession. Prior to the pandemic, telemedicine was not the success story it hoped to be.
Fortunately, the CMS reacted and has loosened the regulations for telemedicine in response to the emergency. Telehealth services may now be delivered to Medicare beneficiaries by phone as long as video capability is available. Wondering how to get reimbursed? Have questions about what technology to use? Download these helpful resources:
CMS General Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/general-telemedicine-toolkit.pdf
AMA Telemedicine Quick Set-up Guide: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/digital/ama-quick-guide-telemedicine-practice
Expansion of Telehealth and Licensing Waivers During Pandemic: http://connectwithcare.org/state-telehealth-and-licensure-expansion-covid-19-chart/
CONTACT US: Remember, we are here to help you keep your practice healthy during the pandemic! Telemedicine is a financial and economic opportunity. It might just be here to stay as both you and your patients will become accustomed to the convenience. Reach out to us with questions about the financial health of your practice