Friday, November 02, 2018

Medicare to pay doctors for telehealth visits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services finalized a rule this week to pay doctors for telehealth visits, Virgil Dickson reports for Modern Healthcare. That will especially help patients in rural areas, for whom such visits are the easiest way to access some kinds of medical care.

Doctors will also be paid for the time it takes to review a video or image sent by a telehealth patient to decide whether an office visit is necessary, Ayla Ellison reports for Becker's Hospital Review.

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