With rises in patient care needs and increasing importance of telehealth services, there is also a rise in the importance of being able to get the care you need, when you need it.
Telehealth, as we have mentioned before, is a way for patients to get access to remote medical care. You can find more information here. It helps make routine visits easier and more convenient for individuals, and it can also provide more comfort for patients.
We’ve talked about what telehealth is, what the benefits are, what the challenges are, and what to do before implementing telehealth services, but what types of care can patients get through telehealth?
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the appropriate types of care provided will depend on the patient and/or the situation, but some types may include:
- General wellness visits
- Prescriptions for medications
- Chronic condition management
- Mental health counseling
- Discussion of test results, etc.
This CMS toolkit has more information on what providers need to know.
Telehealth, although with challenges, also has many benefits in helping people get more access to healthcare services. Americare Network has the technology and services available to assist providers with managing telehealth services and billing these services. We want to help providers in turn help patients get the care they need, when they need it. Contact us here to learn more about how we can help with your telehealth services.