Healthcare providers can now practice across state lines - one of the latest moves by the White House to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now is the time to set your practice up for longterm patient care with a HIPAA compliant, secure video, telehealth service.
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In response to the COVID-19 national emergency, President Trump announced a temporary “dramatic expansion of our Medicare telehealth services" allowing Medicare patients "to visit any doctor by phone or video conference at no additional cost.” This is a historic breakthrough in healthcare which has never been done before.
On Friday March 13th, President Donald Trump stated he plans to sign an $8.3 billion emergency funding measure when it reaches his desk to help stem the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. There are many relief options provide in this bill and one option includes that the “U.S Secretary of Health and Human Services to waive the Medicare restrictions on providing telehealth services to seniors during this public health emergency”.[i]
According to the former CDC director, Dr. Tom Frieden, a cornovirus pandemic is inevitable. Drawing from CDC experts that have done extensive planning for an influenza pandemic, he goes on to identify eight things that we must do to prepare as we move from the initiation phase to the acceleration phase of the pandemic. Two things Dr. Frieden recommends include protecting health services and supporting social needs. [i] Leveraging telehealth tools will be a vital component to accomplishing these objectives during a coronavirus pandemic.