Telehealth

Do you want to learn more about telehealth online medical visits?

“Telehealth is covered by most insurance plans. I have used the service for quick questions like ‘why is my mom getting a rash from a new medicine?’ It saves me so much time and energy, I love Telehealth visits.”

Telehealth

Rapid changes to the availability of telehealth change how and where we are receiving care.  Many of these changes came as the Coronavirus pandemic raised the risk of hospital and doctor’s office visits.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare (CMS) sets the regulation and payment criteria.  CMS has expanded the use of telehealth and related technologies for patients to receive care from home in other settings to reduce the spread of disease. Telehealth now serves as a vital communication channel for people in nursing homes and other residential care settings.

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Know Your Options

Telehealth – Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunication technologies to extend care when you and the doctor aren’t in the same place at the same time. If you have a phone or a device with the internet, you already have everything you need to do telehealth – you may be able to:

  • Talk to your doctor live over the phone or video chat
  • Send and receive messages from your doctor using chat messaging, email, secure messaging, and secure file exchange
  • Use remote patient monitoring so your doctor can check on you at home. For example, you might use a device to gather ECG or other vital signs to help your doctor stay informed on your progress.

Remote patient monitoring (RPM) uses digital technologies to collect medical and other forms of health data from individuals in one location and electronically transmit that information securely to health care providers in a different location for assessment and recommendations.