What the AHCA (American Health Care Act) Bill Means for Telemedicine?
6 months ago, Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 00:23:43
The field of 'telemedicine' has grown over the last few decades. Initially, it was utilized by hospitals to reach patients in remote locations. Over the years, the technology expanded, and is currently being used as a means of convenient medical care where patients can get immediate care for minor but urgent ailments without having to wait in the doctor's waiting room. Many primary care providers have begun to provide an on-call doctor- 24/7 service, along with added staff and specialists. While telemedicine refers to only clinical services, it's 'telehealth' which comprises of a broader spectrum in addition to clinical services as that of provider and medical education, and administrative meetings.