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With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services? new rule change, more Americans

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With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services? new rule change, more Americans

07.07.20 12:14 PM

The country’s push toward*health care reform, designed to make countless Americans better off,*is continuing apace. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services*proposed a*new rule*this week that would*make permanent some of the*agency’s previous*reforms to the practice of telemedicine. Specifically,*the rule change would allow*home health agencies to continue using remote patient monitoring, phone calls, two-way audio-video, and similar technologies to connect Medicare patients and clinicians. These*reforms would*allow more Americans to access telemedicine services. What does greater access to telemedicine look like*during COVID-19? The new CMS rule*offers much worth celebrating.*One of those benefits should be recognizable during the COVID-19 crisis: Telemedicine affords*patients*the ability to*seek and receive medical care*without risking exposure to the*coronavirus. This is useful for doctors, too. Health care providers would*be in a better position to treat COVID-19 patients, encouraging*high-risk patients to seek in-person care while*diagnosing low-risk patients and allowing them to recover*at*home. As a result, health care systems will be able to treat more patients*—*with a reduced risk of overburdening their capabilities. Telemedicine’s future benefits While the CMS rule change will benefit patients during the COVID-19 crisis, it will also benefit them after.*Telemedicine*has already been shown to produce a litany of better outcomes. A 2017 review of the UC Davis Health […]

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