With recent insurance policy changes regarding reimbursement for telemedicine, virtual care is now limited to select conditions, such as acute COVID, except in rare circumstances.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide healthcare services remotely. This can include video conferencing, phone calls, and secure messaging. Telemedicine can be used for a wide variety of services, including:
- Diagnosing and treating medical conditions
- Monitoring chronic conditions
- Providing mental health counseling
- Filling prescriptions
- Educating patients about their health