Telemedicine Resources during COVID-19 Pandemic
AMA quick guide to telemedicine in practice: This guide includes the necessary resources to quickly increase the telemedicine side of your business.
Medicare Telemedicine Healthcare Provider Fact Sheet: A good explanation of how expanded Medicare coverage for telehealth services has made it possible for doctors to increase their telemedicine services. This is a significant change since Medicare telehealth coverage had been previously limited. This applies not just to physicians, but nurse practitioners, clinical psychologists and licensed clinical social workers.
Telemedicine Guide #2 put together by the AMA: Another great run down by the AMA that covers just about everything else the first guide above doesn’t.
The American College of Physicians has 3 great guides:
- Telehealth Coding and Billing during COVID-19
- COVID-19 Payer Policies
- COVID-19 Practice Financial & Management Issues
The Doctors Company has a great Telemedicine Resource Guide
Our most asked malpractice coverage questions from physicians around the country during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) has a ton of great resources:
- How states have addressed COVID-19
- DEA updates on the use of telehealth and telephone to prescribe controlled substances.
- A short video going over Telehealth policy changes since the passage of HR 748
- CMS Interim Final Rule & Published CMS Guidances
COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers: The waivers, which apply nationwide and are retroactive to March 1, 2020, reduce supervision and other requirements to allow physicians to work to the fullest extent of their licenses.
Telemedicine Best Practices: Eric Haden, president of DRexly Health Solutions, discusses the mechanics of conducting a telehealth appointment, and explains how physicians can improve on camera. (via Medical Economics)