July 17, 2019

Telemedicine Continues to be a Growing Area in Healthcare

As technology improves, and access to quality care becomes more important, telemedicine is becoming an increasingly useful tool, and states are starting to take notice.  CMS continues to increase the codes it will pay for as well.  The most common use of telemedicine is neurology.  First, this is an understaffed area of medicine, and telemedicine gives rural hospitals, and other doctors and patients, remote access to these physicians.  Since telemedicine has the potential to expand into many other practice areas, telemedicine could give managed care and insurance companies the opportunity to utilize it as a way to meet network adequacy requirements in rural areas.