In many parts of the country – specifically rural areas – telemedicine is a necessity. It is keeping health care in small communities viable and thriving because many patients receive care and treatment even though they are hundreds of miles away from their physicians.
But in the eyes of insurance companies, telemedicine has never been treated the same as face-to-face interaction between a patient and a physician. Many tele-patients have been denied reimbursement or reimbursed at a reduced rate for the identical treatment they would get if they were physically next to their doctor.
That’s about to change now that many local governments are putting forth legislation calling for the same reimbursement that patients of telemedicine would receive if they were face-to-face with the physician.
With mobile technology getting more and more advanced every day, video conferencing and new apps are changing how healthcare is provided. To learn more about telemedicine and how it is enhancing healthcare all over the world contact Wax Custom Communications at 305-350-5700 or visit waxcom.com.
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