Medicare Loosening Rules for Virtual Medical Services
In a giant step forward in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Medicare has temporarily lifted restrictions for paying doctors to provide “virtual” services, that is, consultations on the telephone with patents and ER staff. This allows doctors and medical service providers to use the telephone to provide patient care. New and established patients can stay at home and have a “telehealth” visit with their medical service provider, greatly reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus via in-person visits. All of this is explained in this article by staff correspondent Brandi Vincent at NextGov.com. Click here to read more.
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